Journal article

A Parent-Focused Intervention to Reduce Infant Obesity Risk Behaviors: A Randomized Trial

Karen J Campbell, Sandrine Lioret, Sarah A McNaughton, David A Crawford, Jo Salmon, Kylie Ball, Zoe McCallum, Bibi E Gerner, Alison C Spence, Adrian J Cameron, Jill A Hnatiuk, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Lisa Gold, Gavin Abbott, Kylie D Hesketh

PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of a parent-focused intervention on infants' obesity-risk behaviors and BMI. METHODS: This cluster randomized controlled trial recruited 542 parents and their infants (mean age 3.8 months at baseline) from 62 first-time parent groups. Parents were offered six 2-hour dietitian-delivered sessions over 15 months focusing on parental knowledge, skills, and social support around infant feeding, diet, physical activity, and television viewing. Control group parents received 6 newsletters on nonobesity-focused themes; all parents received usual care from child health nurses. The primary outcomes of interest were child diet (3 × 24-hour diet recalls), child phy..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Drs Campbell and Crawford are supported by fellowships from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation; Dr Hesketh is supported by a National Heart Foundation of Australia Career Development Award; Dr Lioret is supported by a Deakin University Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship; Dr McNaughton is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship; Dr Cameron is supported by a fellowship from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council; Dr Ball is supported by a Senior Research Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Dr Salmon is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (APP1026216); Dr Ukoumunne is supported by the UK National Institute for Health Research funded Peninsula Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care; Ms Hnatiuk is supported by a Deakin International Postgraduate Research Scholarship; the other authors have indicated they have no financial relationships relevant to this article to disclose.Supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (grant 425801). Additional funds were supplied by the Heart Foundation Victoria and Deakin University.