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Charlotte Evans

Associate Professor in Nutritional Epidemiology
Research section: Nutrition and Public Health

Contact details

Room: 1.17
Tel: +44 (0)113 3433956
Email: C.E.L.Evans@leeds.ac.uk

Keywords

nutrition
epidemiology
children
cardiovascular disease
public health
dietary quality
systematic literature review

Photograph of Charlotte Evans

Research interests

Research interests

  • Evaluation of interventions to improve nutritional behaviour
  • Evaluation of nutrition policies to improve nutritional behaviour
  • Behavioural nutrition in children and young people
  • Factors affecting dietary quality such as portion size, energy density and diet diversity
  • Impact of fruit and vegetables on health outcomes
  • Children's school meals and packed lunches
  • The relationship between dietary patterns and markers of heart disease
  • Epidemiological methods - randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews

Recent Funding Activity

NIHR 2010; Does the Royal Horticultural Society Campaign for School Gardening increase intake of fruit and vegetables in children? (347000)

Publications

Lucas PJ, Patterson E, Sacks G, Billich N, Evans CEL Preschool and School Meal Policies: An Overview of What We Know about Regulation, Implementation, and Impact on Diet in the UK, Sweden, and Australia Nutrients 9 -, 2017
DOI:10.3390/nu9070736
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Evans CEL Chapter 26: Developing Strategies in the Community In Public Health Nutrition , 2017
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Evans CEL, Greenwood DC, Threapleton DE, Gale CP, Cleghorn CL, Burley VJ Glycemic index, glycemic load, and blood pressure: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 105 1176-1190, 2017
DOI:10.3945/ajcn.116.143685
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Evans CEL, Cade JE A cross-sectional assessment of food- and nutrient-based standards applied to British schoolchildren's packed lunches Public Health Nutrition 20 565-570, 2017
DOI:10.1017/S1368980016002251
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Burley VJ, Lai HT, Evans CEL Adherence to sugars guidelines and micronutrient intakes in UK adult participants of the National Diet&Nutrition Survey (2008/09-2011/12) PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 76 E7-E7, 2017
DOI:10.1017/S0029665117000076

Vargas-Garcia EJ, Evans CEL, Prestwich A, Sykes-Muskett BJ, Hooson J, Cade JE Interventions to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages or increase water intake: Evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis Obesity Reviews -, 2017
DOI:10.1111/obr.12580
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Evans CEL Sugars and health: a review of current evidence and future policy Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 1-8, 2016
DOI:10.1017/S0029665116002846
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Jones P, Cade JE, Evans CEL, Burley VJ, Hancock N, Greenwood DC Adherence to the WCRF/AICR cancer prevention guidelines and risk of colorectal cancer in the UK Women’s Cohort Study Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 70 , 2016
DOI:10.1136/jech-2016-208064.173
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Kamar M, Evans C, Hugh-Jones S Factors influencing adolescent whole grain intake: A theory-based qualitative study Appetite 101 125-133, 2016
DOI:10.1016/j.appet.2016.02.154
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Llauradó E, Albar SA, Giralt M, Solà R, Evans CEL The effect of snacking and eating frequency on dietary quality in British adolescents European Journal of Nutrition 55 1789-1797, 2016
DOI:10.1007/s00394-015-0997-8
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Albar SA, Alwan NA, Evans CEL, Greenwood DC, Cade JE, Brown HC, Carter MC, Hancock N, Hardie LJ, Morris MA, White KL, Ford HE, Frost GS, Mulla UZ, Petropoulou KA, Wark PA Agreement between an online dietary assessment tool (myfood24) and an interviewer-administered 24-h dietary recall in British adolescents aged 11-18 years British Journal of Nutrition 115 1678-1686, 2016
DOI:10.1017/S0007114516000593
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Kamar M, Evans CEL, Hugh-Jones S Factors influencing adolescent whole grain intake: In-depth interviews with adolescents using SenseCam technology PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 75 E200-E200, 2016

Li Z, Evans C, Cade J Vitamin E intake, serum tocopherols and blood pressure in UK adolescents PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 75 E112-E112, 2016
DOI:10.1017/S0029665116001270

Vargas-Garcia EJ, Evans CEL, Cade JE Decreasing sugar-sweetened beverage intake in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 75 E126-E126, 2016
DOI:10.1017/S0029665116001415

Jamil N, Evans CEL Nutrition in the media: A cross-sectional analysis of health and nutrition articles reported in five popular UK newspapers PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 75 E199-E199, 2016

Evans CEL, Mandl V, Christian MS, Cade JE Impact of school lunch type on nutritional quality of English children’s diets. Public Health Nutrition 19 36-45, 2016
DOI:10.1017/S1368980015000853
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Albar SA, Carter MC, Alwan NA, Evans CEL, Cade JE Formative evaluation of the usability and acceptability of myfood24 among adolescents: a UK online dietary assessments tool BMC Nutrition 1 -, 2015
DOI:10.1186/s40795-015-0016-8
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Hutchinson J, Christian MS, Evans CEL, Nykjaer C, Hancock N, Cade JE Evaluation of the impact of school gardening interventions on children's knowledge of and attitudes towards fruit and vegetables. A cluster randomised controlled trial Appetite 91 405-414, 2015
DOI:10.1016/j.appet.2015.04.076
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Carter MC, Albar SA, Morris MA, Mulla UZ, Hancock N, Evans CE, Alwan NA, Greenwood DC, Hardie LJ, Frost GS, Wark PA, Cade JE Development of a UK online 24-h dietary assessment tool: Myfood24 Nutrients 7 4016-4032, 2015
DOI:10.3390/nu7064016
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Evans CEL, Greenwood D, Burley V, Cade J Merits of collaboration between industry and academia BMJ (Online) 350 -, 2015
DOI:10.1136/bmj.h1138

Vargas-Garcia EJ, Evans CEL, Cade JE Impact of interventions to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage intake in children and adults: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis Systematic Reviews 4 -, 2015
DOI:10.1186/s13643-015-0008-4
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Christian MS, Evans CEL, Nykjaer C, Hancock N, Cade JE Measuring diet in primary school children aged 8-11 years: validation of the Child and Diet Evaluation Tool (CADET) with an emphasis on fruit and vegetable intake. Eur J Clin Nutr 69 234-241, 2015
DOI:10.1038/ejcn.2014.160
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Evans C Improving nutritional behaviour Food Science and Technology (London) 29 16-19, 2015
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Carter MC, Albar SA, Morris MA, Mulla UZ, Hancock N, Evans CEL, Alwan N, Greenwood DC, Hardie LJ, Frost GS, Wark PA, Cade JE, Consortium M Development and usability of myfood24: an online 24-hour dietary assessment tool PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 74 , 2015
DOI:10.1017/S0029665115003183

Kamar M, Albar S, Hugh-Jones S, Evans CEL Factors influencing adolescent wholegrain intake PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 74 , 2015
DOI:10.1017/S0029665115000646

Rycroft CE, Morris MA, Evans CE, Cade JE Spatial variations in dietary fibre intake among women in England from the UK Women's Cohort Study PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 74 E139-E139, 2015
DOI:10.1017/S0029665115001548

Evans CEL, Albar SA, Vargas-Garcia EJ, Xu F School-Based Interventions to Reduce Obesity Risk in Children in High- and Middle-Income Countries In Advances in Food and Nutrition Research , 2015
DOI:10.1016/bs.afnr.2015.07.003
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Evans CEL, Greenwood DC, Threapleton DE, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Woodhead CE, Gale CP, Burley VJ Effects of dietary fibre type on blood pressure: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of healthy individuals Journal of Hypertension 33 897-911, 2015
DOI:10.1097/HJH.0000000000000515
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Willis TA, George J, Hunt C, Roberts KPJ, Evans CEL, Brown RE, Rudolf MCJ Combating child obesity: impact of HENRY on parenting and family lifestyle. Pediatric Obesity 9 339-350, 2014
DOI:10.1111/j.2047-6310.2013.00183.x
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Albar SA, Alwan NA, Evans CEL, Cade JE Is there an association between food portion size and BMI among British adolescents? Br J Nutr 112 841-851, 2014
DOI:10.1017/S0007114514001548
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Evans CEL, Albar SA, Alwan NA, Carter M, Cade JE Usability testing of the beta-version of myfood24 among British adolescents Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 114 , 2014
DOI:10.1016/j.jand.2014.06.061

Christian MS, Evans CE, Nykjaer C, Hancock N, Cade JE Evaluation of the impact of a school gardening intervention on children's fruit and vegetable intake: a randomised controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11 99-, 2014
DOI:10.1186/s12966-014-0099-7
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Greenwood DC, Threapleton DE, Evans CEL, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Woodhead C, Burley VJ Association between sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and dose–response meta-analysis of prospective studies British Journal of Nutrition 112 725-734, 2014
DOI:10.1017/S0007114514001329
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Vargas-Garcia EJ, Evans CEL, Cade JE Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in children from central Mexico PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 73 E99-E99, 2014
DOI:10.1017/S002966511400130X

Albar SA, Alwan NA, Evans CEL, Cade JE Adolescents' preferences in developing a UK online dietary assessment tool (myfood24): focus group study PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 73 , 2014
DOI:10.1017/S0029665114001311

Hugh-Jones SA, Conner MT, Cade JE, Greenwood DC, Ransley JK, Kitchen MS, Evans CE The moderating effect of a school based intervention on children's fruit and vegetable intake: An application of the theory of planned behaviour In Planned Behavior: Theory, Applications and Perspectives , 2014
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Threapleton DE, Greenwood DC, Evans CEL, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Woodhead C, Cade JE, Gale CP, Burley VJ Dietary fibre intake and risk of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 347 f6879-, 2013
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Greenwood DC, Threapleton DE, Evans CEL, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Woodhead C, Burley VJ Glycemic index, glycemic load, carbohydrates, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies Diabetes Care 36 4166-4171, 2013
DOI:10.2337/dc13-0325
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Evans CEL, Ransley JK, Christian MS, Greenwood DC, Thomas JD, Cade JE A cluster-randomised controlled trial of a school-based fruit and vegetable intervention: Project Tomato. Public Health Nutr 16 1073-1081, 2013
DOI:10.1017/S1368980012005290
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Threapleton D, Greenwood DC, Cleghorn C, Woodhead C, Evans CE, Nykjaer C, Cade JE, Gale C, Burley VJ Dietary fiber intake and risk of first stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis Stroke 44 1360-1368, 2013
DOI:10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.000151
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Christian MS, Evans CEL, Hancock N, Nykjaer C, Cade JE Family meals can help children reach their 5 a day: a cross-sectional survey of children's dietary intake from London primary schools. J Epidemiol Community Health 67 332-338, 2013
DOI:10.1136/jech-2012-201604
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Evans CEL, Christian MS, Cleghorn CL, Greenwood DC, Cade JE Reply to VI Kraak et al American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 97 655-, 2013
DOI:10.3945/ajcn.112.053637

Evans CEL, Christian MS, Cleghorn CL, Greenwood DC, Cade JE Addressing barriers to improve children's fruit and vegetable intake Reply AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION 97 655-655, 2013
DOI:10.3945/ajc112.053637

Christian MS, Evans CEL, Hancock N, Nykjaer C, Cade JE Family meals can help children reach their 5 a day: A cross-sectional survey of children's dietary intake from london primary schools Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 67 332-338, 2013
DOI:10.1136/jech-2012-201604
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Threapleton DE, Greenwood DC, Evans C, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Woodhead C, Burley VJ Dietary fibre intake and diabetes risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 72 , 2013
DOI:10.1017/S0029665113002784

Albar SA, Alwan NA, Evans CEL, Cade JE Is there an association between adolescents' high caloric food portion size and body mass index? PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 72 E133-E133, 2013
DOI:10.1017/S0029665113001560

Evans CEL, Cade JE Which foods are the strongest predictors of dietary fibre consumption in children aged 6 to 7 years? PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 72 E123-E123, 2013
DOI:10.1017/S0029665113001468

Evans CEL, Albar SA, Alwan NA, Cade JE Is there an association between adolescents' high caloric food portion size and body mass index? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 72 (OCE3) , 2013
DOI:10.1017/S0029665113001560

Evans CEL, Christian MS, Cleghorn CL, Greenwood DC, Cade JE Systematic review and meta-analysis of school-based interventions to improve daily fruit and vegetable intake in children aged 5 to 12 y. Am J Clin Nutr 96 889-901, 2012
DOI:10.3945/ajcn.111.030270
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Evans CEL, Mandl V DOES LUNCH TYPE HAVE AN IMPACT ON DIETARY QUALITY OVER THE WHOLE DAY IN ENGLISH PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN? JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH 66 A32-A33, 2012
DOI:10.1136/jech-2012-201753.083

Hughes RJ, Edwards KL, Clarke GP, Evans CEL, Cade JE, Ransley JK Childhood consumption of fruit and vegetables across England: a study of 2306 6-7-year-olds in 2007. Br J Nutr 108 733-742, 2012
DOI:10.1017/S0007114511005939
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Christian MS, El Evans C, Conner M, Ransley JK, Cade JE Study protocol: can a school gardening intervention improve children's diets? BMC Public Health 12 304-, 2012
DOI:10.1186/1471-2458-12-304
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Christian MS, Evans CEL, Ransley JK, Greenwood DC, Thomas JD, Cade JE Process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial of a school-based fruit and vegetable intervention: Project Tomato. Public Health Nutr 15 459-465, 2012
DOI:10.1017/S1368980011001844
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Christian MS, Evans CEL, Cade JE The impact of the family meal on children's fruit and vegetable intake: a cross-sectional survey of children's dietary intake from London primary schools PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 71 , 2012
DOI:10.1017/S0029665112001383

Evans CEL, Threapleton DE, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Greenwood DC, Burley VJ Systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the associations between glycaemic index and load on markers of cardiovascular disease PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 71 , 2012
DOI:10.1017/S0029665112003412

Threapleton DE, Greenwood DC, Evans C, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Woodhead C, Cade JE, Gale C, Burley VJ Dietary fibre intake and cardiovascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 71 , 2012
DOI:10.1017/S002966511200314X

Evans CEL, Cade JE Which nutrient is most strongly associated with dietary quality in children's packed lunches? PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 71 E83-E83, 2012
DOI:10.1017/S0029665112001401

Threapleton DE, Greenwood DC, Evans CE, Cleghorn CL, Nykjaer C, Woodhead C, Cade JE, Gale C, Burley VJ Dietary fibre intake and risk of stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 71 , 2012
DOI:10.1017/S0029665112003394

Evans CEL, Greenwood DC, Thomas JD Erratum: A cross-sectional survey of children's packed lunches in the UK: Food- and nutrient-based results (Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (2010) 64 (977-983)) Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 64 1105-, 2010
DOI:10.1136/jech.2008.085977corr1

Evans CEL, Greenwood DC, Thomas JD A cross-sectional survey of children's packed lunches in the UK: food- and nutrient-based results. (vol 64, pg 977, 2010) J EPIDEMIOL COMMUN H 64 1105-1105, 2010
DOI:10.1136/jech.2008.085977corr1

Evans CEL, Greenwood DC, Thomas JD A cross-sectional survey of children's packed lunches in the UK: food- and nutrient-based results. (vol 64, pg 977, 2010) JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH 64 1105-1105, 2010
DOI:10.1136/jech.2008.085977corr1

Evans CEL, Greenwood DC, Thomas JD, Cleghorn CL, Kitchen MS, Cade JE SMART lunch box intervention to improve the food and nutrient content of children's packed lunches: UK wide cluster randomised controlled trial. J Epidemiol Community Health 64 970-976, 2010
DOI:10.1136/jech.2008.085837
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Evans CEL, Greenwood DC, Thomas JD, Cade JE A cross-sectional survey of children's packed lunches in the UK: food- and nutrient-based results. J Epidemiol Community Health 64 977-983, 2010
DOI:10.1136/jech.2008.085977
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Evans CEL, Greenwood DC, Cade JE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF SCHOOL-BASED INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INTAKE J EPIDEMIOL COMMUN H 64 , 2010
DOI:10.1136/jech.2010.120956.68

Cleghorn CL, Evans CE, Kitchen MS, Cade JE Details and acceptability of a nutrition intervention programme designed to improve the contents of children's packed lunches. Public Health Nutr 13 1254-1261, 2010
DOI:10.1017/S1368980009991509
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Evans CEL, Cleghorn CL, Greenwood DC, Cade JE A comparison of British school meals and packed lunches from 1990 to 2007: meta-analysis by lunch type. Br J Nutr 104 474-487, 2010
DOI:10.1017/S0007114510001601
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Evans CEL, Greenwood DC, Cade JE Profile of packed lunches that meet the government school meal standards for England PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY 69 , 2010
DOI:10.1017/S0029665109993016

Evans CEL, Harper CE A history and review of school meal standards in the UK. J Hum Nutr Diet 22 89-99, 2009
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-277X.2008.00941.x
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Ruxton CHS, Kirkwood L, Mcmillan B, St John D, Evans CEL Effectiveness of a herbal supplement (Zotrim™) for weight management British Food Journal 109 416-428, 2007
DOI:10.1108/00070700710753481
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Evans CEL, Thomas JD, Greenwood DC, Cade JE Survey of packed lunches in British primary schoolchildren age 8-9 years P NUTR SOC 66 , 2007

Ruxton CHS, Hinton F, Evans CEL Effects of an over-the-counter herbal weight management product (Zotrim®) on weight and waist circumference in a sample of overweight women: A consumer study Nutrition and Food Science 35 303-314, 2005
DOI:10.1108/00346650510625494
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Jones P, Cade JE, Evans CEL, Hancock N, Greenwood DC The Mediterranean diet and risk of colorectal cancer in the UK women's cohort study International Journal of Epidemiology -,
DOI:10.1093/ije/dyx155
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Vargas Garcia EJ, Cade JE, Evans CEL Prevalence of Metabolic syndrome in children from central Mexico,

Evans CEL, Christian MS, Cade JE Are children eating their 5 a day? A cross-sectional survey of children's dietary intake from London primary schools,

Evans CEL, Christian MS, Cade JE, Ransley JR Process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial of a school based fruit and vegetable intervention: Project Tomato,

Evans CEL, Christian MS, Cade JE Can a school gardening intervention improve children's fruit and vegetable intake,

Evans CEL, Christian MS, Cade JE Can a school gardening intervention improve children's fruit and vegetable intake? Process evaluations of two clustered randomised controlled trials,

Evans CEL, Albar SA, Alwan NA, Cade JE Most commonly consumed food by British adolescents: a comparison of portion size and contribution to total energy intake by age and gender,

Taher A, Evans CEL The effects of takeaway (fast) food consumption on UK adolescents' diet quality Proceedings of the Nutrition Society ,