Journal article

Confident and Understanding Parents (CUPs) - a child nutrition and active play pilot intervention for disadvantaged families attending Supported Playgroups in Victoria, Australia

Judith Myers, Elisha Riggs, Ju-Lin Lee, Kay Gibbons, Geraldine Naughton

Health Promotion Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2019


ISSUE ADDRESSED: Health and nutrition inequalities are prevalent among families from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. However, there is limited evidence of targeted early childhood nutrition and active play approaches due to the methodological challenges in engaging vulnerable families in research. METHODS: The aim of this paper was to report findings from a pilot intervention called Confident and Understanding Parents (CUPs). CUPs aims to improve child nutrition and active play-related outcomes for children in vulnerable families. The intervention was delivered in six Supported Playgroups (SPs) in two disadvantaged locations in Victoria. Surveys incorporated knowledge and confi..

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