Journal article

Infant and young child feeding interventions targeting overweight and obesity: A narrative review

Jennifer J Koplin, Jessica A Kerr, Caroline Lodge, Carley Garner, Shyamali C Dharmage, Melissa Wake, Katrina J Allen

OBESITY REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2019


findings from systematic reviews into infant feeding and later adiposity are largely negative. World Health Organization (WHO) is auspicing Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI), a suite of trials aiming to prevent overweight/obesity in childhood. To inform planning, this narrative review sought to detail potentially effective components of nutrition-related interventions involving children aged 0 to 2 years. Systematic searches of PubMed and the Cochrane Library (2006-2016) identified 108 systematic reviews. These included 31 randomized trials in the age group of interest. Of these, 11 reported greater than or equal to 1 statistically significant (P < 0.05) benefit on body weight and..

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Awarded by Australian National Health & Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This review was funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) through an award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to inform preparations for the Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI) intervention cohorts. The funders were independent of interpreting the data, writing, and publishing the report. The following authors were supported by the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council: M.W. (Senior Research Fellowship 1046518 and also Cure Kids New Zealand), S.C.D. (Principal Research Fellowship 1119275), C.L. (Early Career Fellowship 1091855), and K.J.A. (Practitioner Fellowship 1083920). Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute research is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Programme. The funders were independent of interpreting the data and writing this manuscript.