Areas of Expertise
Childhood obesity, anthropometrics, and nutrition prevention of obesity and cardio metabolic disease.
Ph.D. Nutritional Sciences, Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Florida
M.S.H. Dietetic Internship
University of North Florida
Florida State University
Emerging Dietetic Leader Award- 2014. From the First Coast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Academic Affairs and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Award of PI who submitted research proposals for first time in 2011-12.
President of First Coast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2016-17
President-Elect of First Coast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2015-16
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
First Coast Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Florida Licensed Registered Dietitian
Grants and Contracts Awarded
UNF Faculty Development Scholarship Grant, 2014 Scholarship Summer Grant Proposal. Educating the educators: Reducing health risk factors to optimize development in children, received $30,000. Co-PI with Drs Sealey-Potts C, Nicholson J, and Spaulding A.
University of Florida contract, 2012-2015. Preventing Breast Cancer Recurrence Through A Tailored Lifestyle Intervention, received $4600. Co-Investigator with PI- Anne Mathews, PhD, RD.
Publications & Presentations
Labyak CA, Johnson T, Sealey-Potts, Perkin JE. Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, Body Mass Index, and Dieting Behaviors among Florida Middle and High School Youth. Fl Pub Heal Rev, 2016; 13, 41-48.
Yu Z, Jahan-Mihan A, Labyak CA, Sealey-Potts C, Christie C, Rodriguez J, Seabrooks-Blackmore J, Patterson K, Patterson R. Duval County 2009, 2011, and 2013 Fruit and Vegetable Intake by Health Zone: Data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Fl Pub Heal Rev, 2016: 13, 29-36.
Labyak CA, Johnson T. Sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD): A Novel Anthropometric for Predicting Visceral Fat and Associated Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Children. Top Clin Nut. Apr-June 2015; 30 (2); 153-58.
Labyak CA, Daily K, Samiian L, Ward SA, Wallet S, Perri MG, Hoover V, Snetslaar L, Shelnutt K, DiGioia KT, Acosta A, Young LJ, Mathews AE. Preventing Breast Cancer Recurrence through a Tailored Lifestyle Intervention: The MyLIFE (My Lifestyle Intervention with Food and Exercise) Trial Rationale and Study Design. J Clin Trials. 2014; 4 (5).
Labyak CA, Janicke DM. Lim CS, Colee J, Mathews AE. Anthropometrics to identify overweight children at most risk for the development of cardiometaoblic disease. Inf, Child Adoles Nut. Dec 2013; 5 (6); 341-346. DOI: 10.1177/1941406413501379.
Book Chapters and Book Contributions
Christie C, Sealey-Potts C, Labyak CA, Rodriguez JC. Childhood Overweight and Obesity: Efficacy and Safety of Popular Diets and Weight Control Programs. In: A.S.P.E.N Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd Ed. 2015.
Labyak CA, Korey K, eds; Funk PJ, Christie C, Shim E. Nutrition Assessment Chapter. In: Florida Manual Medical Nutrition Therapy. 2015; A1.1-A1.23.
Labyak CA. High blood pressure. In: Rodriguez J. 200 Surefire Ways to Eat Well and Feel Better. Beverly: Fair Winds Press; 2014. pgs. 116-117.
Labyak CA. Nutrition for Children. In: Rodriguez J. 200 Surefire Ways to Eat Well and Feel Better. Beverly: Fair Winds Press; 2014. pgs. 128-29.
Refereed Oral and Poster Presentations
Yu Z, Patterson R, Patterson J, Seabrooks-Blackmore J, Labyak CA, Jahan-Mihan A, Sealey-Potts C, Christie C, Rodriguez J. High School Students Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by Health Zones. Florida Health Equities Research Initiative Conference. Poster Presentation. Florida Health Disparities Summit 2016, Tampa FL. February 5, 2016.
Labyak CA, Sealey-Potts. Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Jacksonville Preschoolers. Cardiometabolic and Diabetes Conference. April 3, 2015.
Ward SA, Hanvivatpong M, Daily K, Labyak CA. Samiian L, Mathews A. Obesity, Cancer and Lifestyle Modifications: Perspectives of Breast Cancer Survivors. Abstract and Poster Session. JAND Supp 2014, 114:9.
Sullivan B, Labyak CA. University of North Florida Freshmen Health Behavior Survey Analysis. Abstract and Poster Presentation Florida Dietetic Association, July 2013.
Labyak CA. Nutrition and Fitness for Heart Health and Cancer Prevention. Panelist for US Women in Higher Education meeting, May 2013.
Labyak CA. Pediatric Obesity Update. Presentation for Seminar and Preceptor/Community Partner Luncheon, April 2013.
Labyak CA, Lim C, Janicke D, Mathews A. Increased Sagittal Abdominal Diameter: A Marker of Cardiometabolic Risk in Overweight Children. Abstract and Poster. JAND Suppl 2 2011, 111:9.
Seminar: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, 2010.r: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids.