Kathryn Walton is a Registered Dietitian. She completed her PhD at the University of Guelph and is now working as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children. Kathryn’s research focuses on ways to support parents in promoting healthy behaviours among their children. Specifically, she examines how aspects in the home environment, such as parenting stress and family functioning, may be associated with children’s eating behaviours and weight outcomes.
Kathryn led the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) funded Family Mealtime Observation Study (FaMOS), which explored associations between food parenting practices, the home environment, and children’s eating habits. She is currently leading a knowledge translation project aimed at creating recipes to help families reduce their household food waste.