Reducing obesity in early childhood: results from Romp & Chomp, an Australian community-wide intervention program
Andrea M de Silva-Sanigorski, A Colin Bell, Peter Kremer, Melanie Nichols, Maree Crellin, Michael Smith, Sharon Sharp, Florentine de Groot, Lauren Carpenter, Rachel Boak, Narelle Robertson, Boyd A Swinburn
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition | AMER SOC CLINICAL NUTRITION | Published : 2010
Partly supported by the Departments of Human Services and Education and Early Childhood Development, the City of Greater Geelong, Geelong, Australia; Barwon Health, Newcomb, Australia; Deakin University, Geelong, Australia; Leisure Networks Association, Geelong, Australia; and the Department of Health and Ageing, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Australia. Also partly supported by a VicHealth fellowship (ACB and AMdS-S) and by an Australian Research Council Australian Postgraduate Award (MN). Substantial in-kind contributions and resources were also provided by these organizations and many other organizations, particularly Dental Health Services Victoria and Kids-Go For Your Life. A total of 111,200 Australian dollars was available for intervention implementation in addition to the substantial in-kind support from all partner organizations (in the form of resources, staff, project workers, infrastructure and access to data and services, etc). In addition to support, Deakin University also provided training and evaluation for the project.