Assessing Sustainability Of Positive Outcomes In A Successful Child Obesity Prevention Intervention:Follow Up Of The Melbourne Infant Program

Grant number: 1008879 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Early intervention may be the most sustainable and effective means of preventing obesity and promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours (obesity preventive behaviours) including diet, physical activity and reduced sedentary behaviours. This project aims to assess whether differences observed between intervention and control groups at the conclusion of a successful obesity prevention program, the Melbourne InFANT Program, (child aged 18-months) are maintained across the important early childhood years, to 3.5 and 5 years of age.

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