Feeding a baby (FAB) study. Reducing childhood obesity : influencing parental infant feeding practices
Harrison, Michelle S., Brodribb, Wendy, Davies, Peter, & Hepworth, Julie (2014) Feeding a baby (FAB) study. Reducing childhood obesity : influencing parental infant feeding practices. In UQ Maternal and Child Health Research Networking Symposium, 4 November 2014 , Brisbane, QLD. (Unpublished)
National and international rates of obesity are escalating, and programs to modify established eating habits are having limited success.
Almost one in four 2-4 year old Australian children are overweight or obese.
Interventions to prevent obesity in early childhood are on the rise. However, recruitment and retention issues and outcomes to date suggests a gap in meeting participant needs.
Parents need both the knowledge and skills to establish behaviours that enable children to develop healthy food preferences and eating habits early.
To develop intervention recommendations to reduce childhood obesity by improving the infant feeding practices of parents, focusing on the transition from a milk diet to family foods.
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