April 2020

Quality of apps on infant feeding and activity

Apps are increasingly popular with parents seeking guidance on infant health, however not all apps are created equal.  A recent systematic review examined infant feeding and activity apps...

Acceptability of an early childhood obesity prevention program delivered via telephone calls or text messages

A new study is published examining participant experiences of receiving the Healthy Beginnings program, an early childhood obesity prevention program, via telephone calls or text...

COVID-19 and childhood obesity

Obesity in adults is a risk factor for increased severity of COVID-19. What is the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated physical isolation and other restrictions, on obesity and obesity...

Australian experts in nutrition meet to develop policy advice to encourage vegetable acceptance in the first 1000 days.

Only 5% of young children eat enough vegetables in Australia.  EPOCH stream leader, Professor Rebecca Golley, as part of a consortia with CSIRO and Nutrition Australia (Victoria Division) has...

National Early Years Summit 2020

Recently, EPOCH CRE members Professor Kylie Hesketh, Professor Karen Campbell and PhD Candidate Sarah Marshall participated in the National Early Years Summit in Melbourne 11-12 March 2020. We know...

Infant feeding practices and weight pattern in the first 5 years of life (awarded best abstract, Nutrition & Growth)

Do feeding practices in infancy impact young children's body mass index in the first 5 years of life?  New research tracking BMI pattern of Australian young children found that breastfeeding for...

Understanding early formula use among Chinese Australian families

A new study shows why some Chinese Australian mothers are able to maintain exclusive breastfeeding while others introduce formula early despite their initial intention to breastfeed only.  This...

TOPCHILD Collaboration website now live!

Check out the website at www.topchildcollaboration.org to find out more about the collaboration and to meet the Steering Group and Advisory Group - many of whom are also part of our EPOCH...