Kathryn Walton is a Registered Dietitian and PhD Candidate studying at the University of Guelph. Kathryn completed her undergraduate degree and Masters of Science in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph, and her dietetic internship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Kathryn’s research focuses on ways to support parents in promoting healthy behaviours among their children. Specifically, Kathryn examines how aspects in the home and family environment, such as parenting stress and family functioning, may be associated with children’s health behaviours and weight outcomes.
Kathryn leads the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) funded Family Mealtime Observation Study (FaMOS), which explores the association between parent feeding practices, the home environment and children’s eating habits. Kathryn also works with the Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health facilitating prenatal and parent and toddler groups focused on healthy eating.