Journal article

The extended Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT Extend) Program: a cluster-randomized controlled trial of an early intervention to prevent childhood obesity

Karen J Campbell, Kylie D Hesketh, Sarah A McNaughton, Kylie Ball, Zoe McCallum, John Lynch, David A Crawford

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Understanding how we can prevent childhood obesity in scalable and sustainable ways is imperative. Early RCT interventions focused on the first two years of life have shown promise however, differences in Body Mass Index between intervention and control groups diminish once the interventions cease. Innovative and cost-effective strategies seeking to continue to support parents to engender appropriate energy balance behaviours in young children need to be explored. METHODS/DESIGN: The Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Extend Program builds on the early outcomes of the Melbourne InFANT Program. This cluster randomized controlled trial will test the efficacy of an..

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Grants

Awarded by World Cancer Research Fund grant


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Awarded by Honorary National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia Career Development Award


Awarded by NHMRC


Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship


Awarded by World Cancer Research Fund UK (WCRF UK)


Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by a World Cancer Research Fund grant (no. 2010/244).KDH is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT130100637) and Honorary National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship (100370) and was previously supported by a National Heart Foundation of Australia Career Development Award No. CR 08M 3907 (2009-2013). SAM is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship Level 2, ID1104636 and was previously supported by an ARC Future Fellowship (2011-2015, FT100100581). KB is supported by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship, ID 1042442.