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How can early childhood obesity prevention interventions better meet the needs of infants at increased risk of unhealthy weight gain?

A new systematic review showed early identification of at-risk infants along with early and sustained intervention are key when targeting the most vulnerable infants.   The importance of...

Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Instruments Measuring Children’s Movement Behaviors and Parenting Practices in Brazilian Families

In North East Brazil, 1 in 3 children under 5 are affected by overweight or obesity. Family-focused prevention interventions in Brazil are limited by a lack of validated culturally appropriate...

Process evaluations of early childhood obesity prevention interventions delivered via telephone or text messages: A systematic review

Childhood obesity prevention intervention delivered by telephone or text messages is effective and potentially more acceptable to clients, however, this is not well reported.  Understanding...

Tracking and Persistence of weight status during childhood

A new study led by A/Prof Alison Hayes examined which groups of children are more likely to become overweight, or have persistent overweight, in childhood and adolescence.   Knowing the...

Culturally adapting the Healthy Beginnings program

How can modifications be made to an existing health promotion program to make it more relevant and accessible for new mothers from diverse cultural backgrounds? A new study describes the process...

Conference highlights - Austral-Asia Obesity Research Update Virtual Conference, October 2020

The solution to childhood obesity lies in sustained interventions: modelling study (A/Prof Alison Hayes)   A/Prof Alison Hayes and the health economics Stream previously developed the EPOCH...

Child and family nurses’ perceptions of promoting healthy weight for young children

Child and family health nurses (CFHNs) are crucial in their provision of the universal child health checks for children up to the age of five.  As such, they are uniquely positioned to support fa...

Meet Kylie Hunter, PhD candidate, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney

Kylie commenced her PhD at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney in July 2020 under the primary supervision of Professor Ian Marschner. She is also lucky enough to have the support of...

Conference Highlights - EPOCH at ECO/ICO Virtual Congress

The European and International Congress on Obesity (ECOICO) Virtual Congress was held on the 1st to 4th September.  Find out more about the most recent works from the EPOCH collaboration.   ...

Professor Louise Baur awarded the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Howard Williams Medal

Congratulations to Professor Louise Baur who was recently awarded the Howards Williams Medal for her outstanding contribution to improving the health of children and young people in Australia and New...