Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on children’s nutritional health, and the environmental factors which influences how children eat, their nutritional status and their risk of obesity and chronic disease. Her current research examines the role of school nutrition policies on children’s eating habits and weight status, and the perceptions of key stakeholders involved in implementing these policies. Other areas of interest include nutrition in early childhood and international nutrition.
Adjunct and Graduate Faculty, Department of Health Management, Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI.
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education, UPEI
Director, CHART (Children’s Health Applied Research Team), a research group at UPEI which focuses on children’s health and health determinants.
CIHR review committee Operating Grant: Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment
CIHR review committee: Intervention Research (Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention)
Reviewer for Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Journal of School Health, Canadian Journal of Public Health, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, Public Health Nutrition Journal
President, PEI Healthy Eating Alliance (PEIHEA), Spokesperson and Board member since 2001.