Development and validation of the AES®

Burrows TL, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo M, Boggess MM. Guest M, Collins CE. Fruit and vegetable intake assessed by the Australian Eating Survey food frequency questionnaire and plasma carotenoids: a validation study in adults. Nutrients 2015 May 6; 7(5):3240-51. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+25954899

Collins CE, Burrows TL, Rollo ME, Boggess MM, Watson JF, Guest M, Duncanson K, Pezdirc K, Hutchesson MJ. The comparative validity and reproducibility of a diet quality index for adults: the Australian Recommended Food Score. Nutrients 2015, 7(2), 785-798. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+25625814

Burrows TL, Collins K, Watson JF, Guest M, Boggess MM, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo M, Duncanson K, Collins CE. Validity of the Australian Recommended Food Score as a diet quality index for Preschoolers. Nutrition Journal 2014, 13:87. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+25178263

Collins CE, Watson JF, Guest M, Boggess MM, Duncanson K, Pezdirc K, Rollo M, Hutchesson MJ, Burrows TL. Reproducibility and comparative validity of a food frequency questionnaire for adults. Clin Nutr. 2014 Oct; 33(5):906-14. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+24144913

Schumacher TL, Dewar DL, Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Watson JF, Guest M, Burrows, TL, Callister R, Collins CE. Dietary patterns of adolescent girls attending schools in low-income communities highlight low consumption of core foods. Nutrition & Dietetics. 2013 Oct 3; 71(2):127-134. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1747-0080.12084/abstract

Burrows TL, Truby H, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Davies PSW and Collins CE. A comparison and validation of child versus parent reporting of children’s energy intake using food frequency questionnaires versus food records: who’s an accurate reporter? Clin Nutr. 2013 Aug; 32(4):613-618. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+23206381

Collins CE, Burrows TL, Truby H, Morgan PJ, Wright I, Davies PSW, Callister R. Comparison of energy intake in toddlers assessed by food frequency questionnaire and total energy expenditure measured by the doubly labelled water method. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Mar; 113(3):459-63.

Marshall S, Watson J, Burrows T, Guest M, Collins CE. The development and evaluation of the Australian Child and Adolescent Recommended Food Score: a cross-sectional study. Nutr J. 2012 Nov 19; 11(1):96. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+23164095

Burrows T, Collins CE and Garg ML. A comparative validation of a Child Food Frequency Questionnaire using Red Blood Cell Membrane Fatty acids. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2012 Jul; 66(7):825-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+22378224

Watson JF, Collins CE, Garg ML, Dibley MJ, Sibbritt DW. Reproducibility and comparative validity of a food frequency questionnaire for children and adolescents. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2009; 6(62):1-17. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+19744349

Burrows TL, Warren JM, Colyvas K, Garg ML, Collins CE. Validation of parental report of overweight children’s fruit and vegetable intake using plasma carotenoids. Obesity, 2009 Jan; 17(1):162-168. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+18997681

Pezdirc K, Hutchesson M, Williams R, Rollo M, Burrows T, Wood L, & Collins C. (2016). Consuming high carotenoid fruit and vegetables impacts on skin yellowness and plasma carotenoids in young women: A Single Blind Randomized Cross-Over Trial. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In Press 10th March 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+27160341

Whitrow M, Moran L, Davies M, Collins C, Burrows T, Edwards S, Moore V.  Core food intakes of Australian children, 9-10 years: nutrients, daily serves and quality in a community cross-sectional sample. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Available online 29th March, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+27028485

Williams RL, Wood LG, Collins CE, Callister R. Comparison of fruit and vegetable intakes during weight loss in males and females. EJCN 2016 Jan; 70(1): 28-34. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+26220570

Pursey KM, Collins CE, Stanwell P, Burrows TL. The stability of ‘food addiction’ as assessed by the Yale Food Addiction Scale in a non-clinical population over 18-months. Appetite. 2016 Jan 1; 96:533-8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+26482284

Robinson LN, Rollo ME, Watson JF, Collins CE. Relationships between dietary intakes of children and their parents: a cross-sectional, secondary analysis of families participating in the Family Diet Quality Study. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Article first published online: 2015 Oct; 28(5):443-451. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+25130863

Schumacher TL, Burrows TL, Thompson D, Spratt N, Callister R, Collins CE. Feasibility of recruiting families into a heart disease prevention program based on dietary patterns. Nutrients 2015, Aug 21; 7(8):7042-57. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+26308048

Aguiar, EJ, Morgan P.J., Collins, C.E., Plotnikoff, R.C., Young M.D., Callister, R. Reductions in weight and HbA1C following a 6-month self-administered, gender-tailored lifestyle intervention for men – the type 2 diabetes mellitus PULSE Program randomized controlled trial. In Press; American Journal of Preventive Medicine 21st July 2015

Pezdirc K, Hutchesson M, Whitehead R, Ozakinci G, Perrett D, Collins CE. Fruit, Vegetables and Dietary Carotenoid intakes explain variation in skin-color in Young Caucasian Women: A Cross-Sectional Study, NUTRIENTS 2015 Jul 15;7(7):5800-15. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+26184306

Hollis JL, Williams LT, Collins CE, Morgan PJ. The 40-Something RCT improved fruit intake and nutrient density of the diet in mid-age women. Nutrition and Dietetics 2015 72(4), 316-326. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1747-0080.12215/abstract

Yang WY, Burrows TL, Collins CE, MacDonald-Wicks L, Williams LT and Chee WSS. Studying the Family Diet: An Investigation into Association Between Diet, Lifestyle and Weight Status in Malaysian Families. Mal J Nutr 2015; 21(2): 139-154. http://www.nutriweb.org.my/publications/mjn0021_2/2-Yang%20139-154.php

Pursey KM, Collins CE, Stanwell P, Burrows TL. Foods and dietary profiles associated with ‘food addiction’ in young adults. Addictive Behaviors Reports (2015), 2: 41-48. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352853215000243

Kelly PJ, Baker AL, Deane FP, Callister R, Collins CE, Oldmeadow C, Attia J, Townsend C, Ingram I, Byrne G, Keane C and Penning A. Study protocol: A stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial of a healthy lifestyle intervention for people attending residential substance abuse treatment. BMC Public Health. 2015 May 3; 15:465. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+25935830

Young MC, Plotnikoff RC, Collins CE, Callister R, Morgan PJ. Impact of a male-only weight loss maintenance program on social-cognitive determinants of physical activity and healthy eating: A randomized controlled trial. B J Health Psychology. 2015 Nov; 20(4):724-44. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+25777588

Aguiar EJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, Plotnikoff RC, Callister R. Characteristics of men classified at high-risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus using the AUSDRISK screening tool. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2015 Apr; 108(1):45-54. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+25707921

Young MC, Lubans DR, Collins CE, Callister R, Plotnikoff RC, Morgan PJ. Behavioral mediators of weight loss in the SHED-IT community randomized controlled trial for overweight and obese men. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2015; 49:286-292. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+25341641

Ashman AM, Collins CE, Hure A, Oldmeadow C, Jensen M. Maternal diet during early childhood, but not pregnancy, predicts diet quality and fruit and vegetable acceptance in offspring Matern Child Nutr. 2014 Oct 8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+25294406

Aguiar EJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, Plotnikoff RC, Young MD, Callister R. The PULSE (Prevention Using LifeStyle Education) trial protocol: a randomised controlled trial of a type 2 diabetes prevention program for men. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2014; 39(1):132-144. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25092484

O’Brien K, Hutchesson MJ, Jensen M, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Collins CE. Participants in an online weight loss program can improve diet quality during weight loss: a randomized controlled trial. Nutrition Journal 2014; 13:82. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+25108506

Morgan PJ, Scott HA, Young MC, Plotnikoff RC, Collins CE, Callister R. Associations between program outcomes and adherence to Social Cognitive Theory tasks: Process evaluation of the SHED-IT community weight loss trial for men. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2014, 11:89. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+25011421

Lloyd AB, Lubans DR, Plotnikoff RC, Collins CE, Morgan PJ. A comparison of maternal and paternal parenting practices and their influence on children’s physical activity, screen-time, diet and adiposity. Appetite. 2014 Aug; 79:149-57. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+24751915

Morgan PJ, Collins CE, Plotnikoff RC, Callister R, Burrows T, Fletcher R, Okely AD, Young MD, Miller A, Lloyd AB, Cook AT, Cruickshank J, Saunders KL, Lubans DR. The ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ community randomized controlled trial: A community-based healthy lifestyle program for fathers and their children. Preventive Medicine 2014; 61:90-99. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+24380796

Young MD, Collins CE, Callister R, Plotnikoff RC, Doran CM, Morgan PJ. The SHED-IT weight loss maintenance trial protocol: A randomised controlled trial of a weight loss maintenance program for overweight and obese men. Contemporary Clinical trials. 2014 Jan; 37(1):84-97. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+24246820

Collins CE, Dewar D, Schumacher T, Finn T, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR. 12 month changes in dietary intake of adolescent girls attending schools in low-income communities following the NEAT Girls cluster randomized controlled trial. Appetite. 2014 Feb; 73:147-155. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+24239513

Golley RK, McNaughton SA, Collins CE, Magarey A, Garnett SP, Campbell KJ, Mallan K, Burrows T. Australasian nutrition research for prevention and management of child obesity: innovation and progress in the last decade. Pediatric Obesity. 2014 Mar 31; 9(6):132-136. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+24687973

Collins K, Watson JF, Collins CE. Food and beverage portion sizes in Australian children: A secondary analysis of 1995 and 2007 national data. BMC Public Health. 2014 May 28; 14:517. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+24886094

Blomfield RL, Collins CE, Neve MJ, Young MD, Callister R, Morgan PJ. Impact of Self-help Weight Loss Resources With or Without Online Support on the Dietary Intake of Overweight and Obese Men: The SHED-IT randomised controlled trial. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. 2014 Sep-Oct; 8(5):e476-87.

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Schumacher TL, Burrows TL, Cliff DP, Jones RA, Okely AD, Baur LA , Morgan PJ, Callister R, Boggess MM, Collins CE. Dietary intake is related to multifactor cardiovascular risk score in obese boys. HealthCare 2014; 2:282-298. http://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/2/3/282

Duncanson KR, Burrows TL, Collins CE. Effect of a low-intensity parent-focused nutrition intervention on dietary intake of 2- to 5-year olds. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Dec; 57(6):728-34. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+24145618

Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Watson JF, Guest M, Callister R. Changes to dietary intake after a 12 week commercial web-based weight loss program: a randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (2014) 68, 64–70. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+24129359

Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Neve MJ, Callister R. Efficacy of standard versus enhanced features in a Web-based commercial weight-loss program for obese adults, part 2: randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2013 22; 15(7):e140. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+23876832

Dewar D, Morgan PJ, Okely AD, Collins CE, Batterham M, Callister R, Plotnikoff RC, Lubans DR. The nutrition and enjoyable activity for teen girls study: A cluster randomized controlled. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013 Sep; 45(3):313-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+23953358 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23317500

Burrows, T., Bray, J., Morgan, P. J., & Collins, CE. Pilot intervention in an economically disadvantaged community: The back-to-basics after-school healthy lifestyle program. Nutrition & Dietetics, 2013; 70(4), 270-277. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1747-0080.12023/abstract

Morgan PJ, Callister R, Collins CE, Plotnikoff RC, Young MD, Berry N, McElduff P, Burrows T, Aguiar E, and Saunders KL. The SHED-IT community trial: a randomised controlled trial of Internet- and paper-based weight loss programs tailored for overweight and obese men. Ann Behav Med. 2013, 45:139–152. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+23129021

Duncanson KR, Burrows TL, Collins CE. Study protocol of a parent-focused child feeding and dietary intake intervention: The Feeding Healthy Food to Kids Randomised Controlled Trial. BMC Public Health 2012, 12:564. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+22839300

Burrows TL, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Callister R, Okely T, Bray J, Collins CE. Dietary Outcomes of the Healthy Dads Healthy Kids Randomised Controlled Trial. Journal Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2012 Oct; 55(4):408-11. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+22516862

Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Jones P, Fletcher K, Martin J, Aguiar EJ, Lucas A, Neve MJ, Callister R. A 12-week commercial web-based weight loss program for overweight and obese adults: a randomized controlled trial comparing basic versus enhanced features. J Med Internet Res. 2012 Apr 25; 14(2):e57. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+22555246

Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Okely AD,, Dewar D, Collins CE, Batterham M, Callister R, Plotnikoff RC. Preventing obesity among adolescent girls. One year outcomes of the Nutrition and Enjoyable Activity for Teen Girls (NEAT Girls) Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Sep 1; 166(9):821-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+22566517

Lubans D, Dewar D, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, Plotnikoff RC. Explaining Dietary Intake in Adolescent Girls from Disadvantaged Secondary Schools: A Test of Social Cognitive Theory. Appetite. 2012 Apr; 58(2):517-24 9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+22227067

Hall L, Collins CE, Morgan PJ Burrows TL, Lubans DR, Callister R. Children’s Intake of fruit and Seleted Energy-Dense Nutrient-Poor Foods is Associated with Father’s Intake. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2011 Jul; 111 (7): 1039-44. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+21703382

Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Plotnikoff RC, Callister R, Burrows T, Fletcher R, Okely AD, Young MD, Miller A, Clay V, Lloyd A, Collins CE. The ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ community effectiveness trial: study protocol of a community-based healthy lifestyle program for fathers and their children. BMC Public Health. 2011 Nov 19; 11(1):876. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+22099889

Burrows T, Collins CE, Baur LA and Warren JM. Long Term Changes in food consumption trends in overweight children enrolled in the HIKCUPS intervention. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2011 Nov; 53(5):543-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+21670711

Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Callister R, Okely AD, Burrows TL, Fletcher R, Collins CE. The ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ randomized controlled trial: efficacy of a healthy lifestyle program for overweight fathers and their children. International J Obes (London). 2011 Mar; 35(3):436-47. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+20697417

Morgan PJ, Collins CE, Plotnikoff RC, McElduff P, Burrows T, Warren J, Young MD, Berry N, Saunders KL, Aguiar EJ, Callister R. The SHED-IT community trial study protocol: a randomized controlled trial of weight loss programs for overweight and obese men. BMC Public Health, 2010 Nov, 10:701 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+21078200

Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Jones P, Fletcher K, Martin J, Aguiar EJ, Lucas A, Neve M, McElduff P, Callister R. Evaluation of web-based weight loss and weight loss maintenance programs in overweight and obese adults: the Biggest Loser Club Online Australia randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 2010 Nov 3; 10:669. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+21047432

Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Dewar D, Collins CE, Plotnikoff RC, Okely AD, Batterham MJ, Finn T and Callister R. The Nutrition and Enjoyable Activity for Teen Girls (NEAT Girls) randomized controlled trial for adolescent girls from disadvantaged secondary schools: Rationale, study protocol, and baseline results. BMC Public Health, 2010 Oct; 10:652. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+21029467

Burrows TL, Warren JM, Baur LA, Collins CE. Impact of a child obesity intervention on dietary intake and behaviors. International Journal of Obesity, 2008; 32(10) 1481‑8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18607380

Using the Australian Eating Survey ® (AES) to measure dietary intake across a range of groups

Both the child and adolescent and adult AES have been used in >30 research studies to assess the diets of groups of individuals and to measure the effect of programs and interventions to change dietary intake.

Some examples of studies which have used the AES include:

Intervention studies

O’Brien, K. M., Hutchesson, M. J., Jensen, M., Morgan, P., Callister, R. & Collins, C. E. (2014) Participants in an online weight loss program can improve diet quality during weight loss: a randomized controlled trial. Nutr J, 13, 82. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25108506

Hutchesson, M. J., Collins, C. E., Morgan, P. J., Watson, J. F., Guest, M. & Callister, R. (2014) Changes to dietary intake during a 12-week commercial web-based weight loss program: a randomized controlled trial. Eur J Clin Nutr, 68, 64-70. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24129359

Collins, C. E., Dewar, D. L., Schumacher, T. L., Finn, T., Morgan, P. J. & Lubans, D. R. (2014) 12 month changes in dietary intake of adolescent girls attending schools in low-income communities following the NEAT Girls cluster randomized controlled trial. Appetite, 73, 147-55. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24239513

Morgan, P. J., Collins, C. E., Plotnikoff, R. C., Callister, R., Burrows, T., Fletcher, R., Okely, A. D., Young, M. D., Miller, A., Lloyd, A. B., Cook, A. T., Cruickshank, J., Saunders, K. L. & Lubans, D. R. (2014) The ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ community randomized controlled trial: a community-based healthy lifestyle program for fathers and their children. Prev Med, 61, 90-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24380796

Cross-sectional

Robinson, L. N., Rollo, M. E., Watson, J., Burrows, T. L. & Collins, C. E. (2014) Relationships between dietary intakes of children and their parents: a cross-sectional, secondary analysis of families participating in the Family Diet Quality Study. J Hum Nutr Diet. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25130863