Food and Public Health

Food and Public Health covers all aspects of food and public health in the form of review articles, original articles, case reports, short communications, letters to the editor, and book reviews. The International Editorial Board is dedicated to producing a high quality scientific journal of interest to researchers and practitioners from many disciplines.

Lynn Riddell

Editorial Board Member of Food and Public Health

Lecturer, Deakin University, Australia

Research Areas

Nutrition, Food Intake, Obesity


2005-2006Graduate Certificate Higher Education Drexel University
2000-2002Post-Doctorial Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
1995-1999Ph.D University of Otago, NZ Department of Human Nutrition
1993Certificate of Proficiency Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. Physiology


2009Associate Head of School Teaching and Learning
2009Senior Lecturer, Nutrition, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University
2004-2008Lecturer, Nutrition, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University
2002-2004Assistant Professor, Nutrition, Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Drexel University, PA, USA
2002Look AHEAD' project. NIH contract developing weight maintenance education sessions.
2000-2002Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Nutrition, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, Philadelphia. PA
2001-2003Lecturer: School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
1999-2000Teaching Fellow: Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago
1998Research Assistant Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago
1993-1995Scientist, Food Group Environmental Science and Research (ESR), A Crown Research Institute, Christchurch NZ
1993Technical assistant ESR, Wellington, NZ


Nutrition Society of Australia
Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society
Nutrition Society of New Zealand

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Keast RSJ, Sayompark D, Sacks G, Swinburn BA, Riddell L. The influence of caffeine on energy content of sugar-sweetened beverages 'The 'Caffeine-Calorie Effect' Euro J Clin Nutr 2011 doi:10.1038/ejcn.2011.123
[2]  Baxter J, Riddell L, Huggins C, Brinkman, Giles, English, Ma G, Eastman C, Nowson C. Iodie status in Melbourne adults in the early 1990s and 2007-2008. Aust NZ J Public Health. 2011 In press
[3]  Riddell L, Ang B, Keast RSJ, Hunter W. Impact of living arrangements and nationality on food habits and nutrient intakes in young adults. Appetite 2011; 56(1): 726–731
[4]  Lucas L, Riddell L, Liem G, Whitelock S, Keast RSJ The influence of sodium on liking and consumption of salty food. J Fd Sci 2011 76, doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2010.01939.x
[5]  Grimes CA, Campbell KJ, Riddell LJ, Nowson CA Sources of sodium in Australian children's diets and the effect of the application of sodium targets to food products to reduce sodium intake. B J Nutr 2011 105, 468–477
[6]  Grimes CA, Riddell LJ, Nowson CA The use of table and cooking salt in a sample of Australian adults. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2010;19(2): 256-260
[7]  Grimes CA, Riddell LJ, Nowson CA. Consumer knowledge and attitudes to salt intake and labelled salt information. Appetite 2009;53(2):189-194
[8]  Thuraisingam S, Riddell LJ, Cook K, Lawrence M The politics of developing reference standards for nutrient intakes: the case of Australia and New Zealand. Pub Health Nutr 2009;12:1531-1539
[9]  Lowe MR, Tappe KA, Annunziato RA, Riddell LJ, Coletta MC, Crerand CE, Didie ER, Ochner CN, McKinney S. The effect of training in reduced energy density eating and food self-monitoring accuracy on weight loss maintenance. Obesity 2008;16: 2016-2023
[10]  Riddell LJ, Keast RSJ Is Caffeine in soft drinks really necessary? MJA Letter 2007;187:655
[11]  Riddell LJ, Inman V. Body weight and weight loss: are health messages reaching their target? Asia Pac J Clin Nutr ;16 (4):683-687
[12]  Lawrence M, Riddell L. Mandatory fortification with folic acid: what would Hippocrates say. Australian Family Physician 2007;36;69-73
[13]  Keast RSJ, Riddell L. Caffeine as a flavour additive in soft-drinks Appetite 2007;49:255-259
[14]  Lowe, MR, Annunziato RA, Markowitz JT, Didie E, Bellace DL, Riddell L, Maille C, McKinney S, Stice E. Multiple types of dieting prospectively predict weight gain during the freshman year of college. Appetite 2006;47(1):83-90
[15]  Riddell LJ, Lowe MR, McKinney S. Response to food portion training is not moderated by body mass index or weight loss. J Am Diet Assoc 2002;109(9s);34 (abs)
[16]  Riddell LJ, Esposito J, Greenspan C, Kostiuk J, Marcano JJ, Stutzman I, McKinney S. Consumption of pre-prepared foods by college students and the impact of healthy food choice education. Am J Clin Nutr 2002;75:363s (abs)
[17]  Riddell LJ, Parker A, Lowe M, McKinney S. Impact of food portion training on accuracy of food estimation in overweight clinic patients. Am J Clin Nutr 2002;75:367s (abs)
[18]  Venn BJ, Mann JI, Williams SM, Riddell LJ, Chisholm A, Harper MJ, Aitken W, Rossak, JI. Assessment of three levels of folic acid on serum folate and plasma homocysteine levels: a randomised placebo control double blind intervention trial. Euro J Clin Nutr 2002;56:748-754
[19]  Venn B, Mann JI, Williams SM, Riddell, LJ, Chisholm A, Chisholm A, Harper MJ, Aitken W. Dietary counseling to increase natural folate intake: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial in free-living subjects to assess effects on serum folate and plasma total homocysteine Am J Clin Nutr.2002;76:758-765
[20]  Venn B, Mann JI, Williams SM, Riddell, LJ, Chisholm A, Chisholm A, Harper MJ, Aitken W. Folate and Homocysteine. Nutr Res News 2002;218-9
[21]  McKinney, S. Ford, EG, Riddell, LJ. Lowe, MR. Assessment of Nutrition Education in Leading Cognitive Behavorial Therapy Weight Management Programs. Obesity Res 2000;8:88s (abs)
[22]  Riddell, LJ, Chisholm A, Williams, S, Mann JI. Dietary strategies for lowering plasma homocysteine levels. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;71:1228-1454
[23]  Riddell LJ, Chisholm A, Duncan A, Mann JI. Homocysteine levels in healthy New Zealanders and those with vascular disease. NZ Med J 1999;112:438-442.
[24]  Mann JI, Riddell LJ. Homocysteine: a risk factor for vascular disease. NZ Med J 1999;112:437-438.