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Dr Janet Weber

Senior Lecturer

School of Food and Advanced Technology

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 4
Team Member 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Jin, Y., Coad, J., Weber, JL., Thomson, JS., & Brough, L. (2019). Selenium intake in iodine-deficient pregnant and breastfeeding women in New Zealand. Nutrients. 11(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Jin, Y., Weber, J.
Brough, L., Gunn, CA., Weber, JL., Coad, J., Jin, Y., Thomson, JS., . . . Kruger, MC. (2017). Iodine and selenium intakes of postmenopausal women in New Zealand. Nutrients. 9(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Jin, Y., Kruger, M., Weber, J.
Gunn, CA., Weber, JL., McGill, AT., & Kruger, MC. (2015). Increased intake of selected vegetables, herbs and fruit may reduce bone turnover in post-menopausal women. Nutrients. 7(4), 2499-2517
[Journal article]Authored by: Kruger, M., Weber, J.
Brough, L., Jin, Y., Shukri, NH., Wharemate, ZR., Weber, JL., & Coad, J. (2015). Iodine intake and status during pregnancy and lactation before and after government initiatives to improve iodine status, in Palmerston North, New Zealand: A pilot study. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 11(4), 646-655
[Journal article]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Jin, Y., Weber, J.
Shukri, NH., Coad, J., Weber, J., Jin, Y., & Brough, L. (2014). Iodine and Selenium Intake in a Sample of Women of Childbearing Age in Palmerston North, New Zealand after Mandatory Fortification of Bread with Iodised Salt.. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 5(4), 382-389 Retrieved from http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=42738
[Journal article]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Jin, Y., Weber, J.
Gunn, CA., Weber, JL., & Kruger, MC. (2014). Diet, weight, cytokines and bone health in postmenopausal women. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 18(5), 479-486
[Journal article]Authored by: Kruger, M., Weber, J.
Amagloh, FK., Brough, L., Weber, JL., Mutukumira, AN., Hardacre, A., & Coad, J. (2013). Retention of β-Carotene in cream-fleshed sweetpotato-based complementary food stored in different containers under simulated tropical temperature and humidity. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 4, 23-28 Retrieved from http://www.scirp.org/journal/fns
[Journal article]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Mutukumira, A., Weber, J.
Kruger, MC., Gunn, CA., Weber, JL., & Coad, J. (2013). Increasing fruits and vegetables in midlife women: A feasibility study. Nutrition Research. 33(7), 543-551 Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0271531713001085
[Journal article]Authored by: Coad, J., Kruger, M., Weber, J.
Gunn, CA., Weber, JL., Coad, J., & Kruger, MC. (2013). Increasing fruits and vegetables in midlife women: A feasibility study. Nutrition Research. 33, 543-551
[Journal article]Authored by: Coad, J., Kruger, M., Weber, J.
Amagloh, FK., Mutukumira, AN., Brough, L., Weber, JL., Hardacre, A., & Coad, J. (2013). Carbohydrate composition, viscosity, solubility, and sensory acceptance of sweetpotato- and maize-based complementary foods. FOOD & NUTRITION RESEARCH. 57,
[Journal article]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Mutukumira, A., Weber, J.
Gunn, CA., Weber, JL., & Kruger, MC. (2013). Midlife women, bone health, vegetables, herbs and fruit study. the Scarborough Fair study protocol. BMC Public Health. 13(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Kruger, M., Weber, J.
Amagloh, FK., Brough, L., Weber, JL., Mutukumira, AN., Hardacre, A., & Coad, J. (2012). Sweetpotato-based complementary food would be less inhibitory on mineral absorption than a maize-based infant food assessed by compositional analysis. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 63(8), 957-963
[Journal article]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Mutukumira, A., Weber, J.
Amagloh, FK., Hardacre, A., Mutukumira, AN., Weber, JL., Brough, L., & Coad, J. (2012). Sweet potato-based complementary food for infants in low-income countries. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 33(1), 3-10
[Journal article]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Mutukumira, A., Weber, J.
Amagloh, FK., Weber, JL., Brough, L., Hardacre, A., Mutukumira, AN., & Coad, J. (2012). Complementary food blends and malnutrition among infants in Ghana: A review and a proposed solution. Scientific Research and Essays. 7(9), 972-988
[Journal article]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Mutukumira, A., Weber, J.
Amagloh, FK., Hardacre, A., Mutukumira, AN., Weber, J., Brough, L., & Coad, J. (2011). A household-level sweet potato-based infant food to complement vitamin A supplementation initiatives.. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 00(00), 000-000
[Journal article]Authored by: Weber, J.
Amagloh, FK., Hardacre, A., Mutukumira, AN., Weber, JL., Brough, L., & Coad, J. (2012). A household-level sweet potato-based infant food to complement vitamin A supplementation initiatives. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 8(4), 512-521
[Journal article]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Mutukumira, A., Weber, J.
McCarthy, OJ., & Weber, JL. (2003). The nutrition handbook for food processors. Food Technology in New Zealand. 38(3), 6-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Weber, J.

Book

Weber, JL., Coad, J., & Brough, L.Submission on Food Standards Australia New Zealand proposalP295: consideration of mandatory fortification wih folic acid.
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Weber, J.

Report

Coad, J., Kitson, KE., McNaughten, KL., Weber, JL., & Wharemate, ZR. (2006). Food and nutrition guidelines for healthy pregnant women and breastfeeding women: A background paper. MOH.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Beck, K., Coad, J., Weber, J.
Weber, JL. (2005). Pyramid school lunches. Institute of Food Nutrition and Human Health, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Weber, J.

Conference

Jia, L., Weber, JL., & Brough, L.(2017). How healthcare professionals and breastfeeding women in New Zealand use food and herbal galactogogues: A pilot study. Paper presented at the meeting of Nutrients. Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Brough, L., Weber, J.
Ma, J., Coad, J., Brough, L., & Weber, JL.(2017). Eating habits and nutrition attitudes among pregnant Chinese women in New Zealand. Paper presented at the meeting of Nutrients. Wellington, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Weber, J.Contributed to by: Weber, J.
Yan, X., Thomson, J., Weber, J., & Coad, J. (2015). The prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in Taiyuan City and its relationship with risk for metabolic syndrome. Poster session presented at the meeting of Nutrition Society of New Zealand Conference. Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Coad, J., Weber, J.
Hintz, E., Weber, J., & Thomson, JS. (2015). Dietitians' and nutritionists' utilization of counselling approaches to facilitate eating behaviour change. Pilot study. Poster session presented at the meeting of Nutrition Society of New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Weber, J.
Jin, Y., Coad, J., Weber, J., Gris, F., & Brough, L. (2017). Fish and shellfish intake prior to and during pregnancy among qualifying women in New Zealand. In Nutrients 2017 Vol. 239 (pp. 17 - 17). , Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and the Nutrition Society of Australia,: MDPI
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Jin, Y., Weber, J.
Brough, L., Jin, Y., Coad, J., Weber, JL., Thomson, J., & Kim, ND. (2016). Fluoride intakes in pregnant women in Palmerston North, New Zealand. In Nutrients 2017 Vol. 239 (pp. 5 - 5). , Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and the Nutrition Society of Australia: MDPI AG
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Jin, Y., Kim, N., Weber, J.
Kruger, MC., Gunn, CA., & Weber, J.(2014, September). A specific range of vegetables herbs fruit affects bone markers in post menopausal women. The South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 27 (3)(pp. 157 - 157).
[Conference]Authored by: Kruger, M., Weber, J.Contributed to by: Kruger, M.
Brough, L., Gunn, C., Jin, Y., Weber, J., Coad, J., & Kruger, M. (2014). Iodine and Selenium intakes in postmenopausal women in New Zealand after the mandatory fortification of bread with iodised salt. (pp. 19 - 19). , New Zealand Trace Elements Group Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Jin, Y., Kruger, M., Weber, J.
Weber, J. (2012). Healthy halos nutrition related claims and nutrient composition of grain and cereal products. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Nutrition Society Conference. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Weber, J.
Thomson, JS., & Weber, J. (2012). Use of a pre-laboratory interactive computer tutorial to assist the student learning and study experience. Poster session presented at the meeting of Nutrition Society of New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Weber, J.
Amagloh, F., Brough, L., Weber, J., Mutukumira, AN., Hardacre, A., & Coad, J. (2011). Comparison of carbohydrate composition in sweetpotato- and maize-based infant foods. In Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia Vol. 35 (pp. 86 - 86). , 46th Annual Conference of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand: The Nutrition Society of Australia
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Mutukumira, A., Weber, J.
Amagloh, F., Hardacre, A., Weber, JL., Brough, L., Mutukumira, AN., & Coad, J. (2010). Development of sweetpotato-soybean blend, an alternative to maize-legume mix as complementary food for infants. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand. Vol. 34 (pp. 68 - 72). : 45th Annual Conference for The Nutrition Society of New Zealand
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Mutukumira, A., Weber, J.
Gunn, CA., Weber, JL., Coad, J., & Kruger, MC.Increasing fruits and vegetables in midlife women: A feasibility study.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coad, J., Kruger, M., Weber, J.
Weber, JL., & Munday, K.(2010, December 6). Integration of the Nutrition Message in Schools. (pp. 16 - 16). , Integrated Nutrition: From Cells to Sales. Nutrition Society of New Zealand,
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Weber, J.
Gunn, CA., Weber, JL., Coad, J., & Kruger, MC. (2013). Increasing fruits and vegetables in midlife women: a feasibility study. In Nutrition Research
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Coad, J., Kruger, M., Weber, J.
Weber, JL., & Munday, K. (2010, December). Integration of the Nutrition Message in Schools. Presented at Integrated Nutrition: From Cells to Sales. Nutrition Society of New Zealand. Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Weber, J.
Amagloh, F., Hardacre, AK., Weber, J., Mutukumira, A., Brough, L., & Coad, J. (2010). Development of an orange-fleshed sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas)-legume blend an alternative to maize-legume mix as a complementary food for infants in Ghana. In Integrated Nutrition: From Cells to Sales(pp. 34 - 34). : The Nutrition Society of New Zealand Inc
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Brough, L., Coad, J., Mutukumira, A., Weber, J.
Weber, JL., Hartshorn, N., & Morel, P. (2009). Physical activity as a motivator for nutrition change. Poster session presented at the meeting of ANA Conference. Te Papa, Wellington
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Weber, J.
Sukboonyasatit, D., Wilkinson, BHP., & Weber, JL. (2007). Consumer's attitutdes and intentions to consumer functional foods: relationship to sociodemographic and health behaviours. Poster session presented at the meeting of 7th Annual Functional Foods Symposium, Auckland. Auckland
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Weber, J.
Sukboonyasatit, D., Wilkinson, BHP., Weber, JL., & Ngamsak, T.(2006, October 15). Consumer's perceptions and attitudes towards functional foods. Vol. 15 (pp. S79 - S79). , The Joint 8th IUNS- International Symposium on Clinical Nutrition (8th ISCN) and 5th Asia-Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society (5th APCNS) Conference 2006: HEC Press
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Weber, J.
Sukbonyasitit, D., Wilkinson, BHP., Weber, JL., & Ngamsak, T. (2006, October). Consumer's perceptions and attitudes towards functional foods. Presented at The Joint 8th IUNS- International Symposium on Clinical Nutrition (8th ISCN) and 5th Asia-Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society (5th APCNS) Conference 2006. Hangzhou, China.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL. (2005, December). Health tomorrow for all or some?. Presented at 2005 Nutrition Society of New Zealand Conference. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Weber, J.

Other

Brough, L., Weber, JL., Coad, J., Wham, C., Conlon, C., Kruger, R., . . . Beck, K. (2009). Submission to PHARMAC on Proposal for funding potassium iodate.
[Other]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL. (2009, October). Presentation at Seminar for Health Professionals, Nelson Bays Primary Health. Title: Early childhood nutrition: Recommendations and Evidence..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL., Coad, J., Brough, L., & Pedley, K. (2009). Submission to New Zealand Food Safety Authority:Zealand Folic Acid Standard..
[Other]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL., Coad, J., & Brough, L. (2008). Submission to Parliamentary Health Select Committee on The Public Health Bill on behalf of the Human Nutrition and Physiology Division, Massey University.
[Other]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL., Coad, J., & Lawless, J. (2008). Written Submission to Parliamentary Health Select Committee Inquiry into Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.
[Other]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL. (2008, October). Presentation at the La Leche League NZ National Conference: Food labels are your friend.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL., & Brough, L. (2008, April). Oral submission to the Parlimentary health Select Committee on the Public Health Bill..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL., & Coad, J. (2007). Submission to Food Standards Australia New Zealand on Proposal P295: Consideration of mandatory fortification with folic acid: Issues Paper.
[Other]Authored by: Weber, J.
Brough, L., Coad, J., Mendoza, G., & Weber, JL. (2007). Submission to Food Standards Australia New Zealand on Proposal P230: Issues Paper Consideration of Mandatory Fortification with Iodine..
[Other]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL., Coad, J., & Brough, L. (2007). Submission to Food Standards Australia New Zealand on Proposal P295: Consideration of mandatory fortification with folic acid: Attachments 4 & 5.
[Other]Authored by: Weber, J.
Coad, J., Stonehouse, W., & Weber, JL. (2006). Submission to Food Standards Australia New Zealand on Proposal P295: Consideration of mandatory fortification with folic acid.
[Other]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL., Coad, J., & Lawless, JL. (2006, July). Oral submission to the Parlimentary Inquiry into Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in New Zealand..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL. (2004, November). Targetting obesity - does it improve health?. : Pharmacists Meeting.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL. (2004, September). How to be a nutrition detective!. : La Leche League New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL. (2004, October). The problems of targeting obesity. : Massey University, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL., & Coad, J. (2003, May). Should we rebuild the food pyramid?. : MidCentral Health.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Coad, J., Weber, J.
Weber, JL. (2003, November). Food pyramids...: As close to the natural state as possible. : Area 111 Leaders Collective Le Leche League Workshop.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL., Coad, J., Brough, L., Wham, C., Conlon, C., & Kruger, M.Submission to FSANZ P274 Submission on Proposal P274: Review of minimum age labelling of foods for infants. Sept 2008
[Other]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL., Coad, B., Brough, L., Conlon, C., & Wham, C.Submission to MOH on National Strategic Plan of Action for Breastfeeding.
[Other]Authored by: Weber, J.
Weber, JL., Coad, J., & Wham, C.Submission to Food Standards Australia New Zealand Proposal P230: Consideration of Mandatory Fortification with Iodine.
[Other]Authored by: Weber, J.
Coad, J., Stonehouse, W., Lawless, J., Weber, JL., Kitson, K., & Kruger, .Response to Ministry of Health 2007/8 NZ Adult Nutrition Survey Communication Document..
[Other]Authored by: Weber, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
Co-supervisor 3 3

Courses Coordinated

  • 141.358 Nutrition and Food Choice
  • 151.334 Nutrition Communication and Promotion
  • 214.131 Introduction to Food and Nutrition
  • 214.331 Food Choice and Nutrition Promotion

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Lili Jia - Doctor of Philosophy
    Use of herbal and food galactagogues to increase human breast milk production

Co-supervisor of:

  • Elizabeth Reynolds - Doctor of Philosophy
    Women's bone health in ageing
  • Theogene Dusingizimana - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigating food based strategies to improve children’s diet and nutritional status in Rwanda
  • Jasmine Soukieh - Doctor of Philosophy
    IMPROVING DIETARY IRON ADEQUACY IN LONG-TERM REFUGEE CAMP SETTINGS: PLANT USE AT THE BEDDAWI CAMP OF NORTHERN LEBANON

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2014 - Caroline Gunn - Doctor of Philosophy
    Increased intake of vegetables, herbs and fruit: effects on bone inpostmenopausal women
  • 2012 - Francis Amagloh - Doctor of Philosophy
    Sweetpotato-based complementary food for infants in Ghana
  • 2010 - Duljira Sukboonyasatit - Doctor of Philosophy
    Prediction of peoples' intentions and actual consumption of functional foods in Palmerston North

Media and Links

Media

  • 29 Dec 2014 - Radio
    Science on Detoxing
    interviewed Radio New Zealand
  • 12 Sep 2017 - Radio
    Blk water the next big thing?
    interview with Jim Mora regarding Fulvic acid and it's addition to bottled water.

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