Current projects

Measuring Eating in Everyday Life Study (MEALS)

The MEALS study focuses on young adults and aims to understand the way people eat in everyday life including the different meals and snacks people consume. This project will provide evidence to assist in development of healthy eating messages and strategies.

The Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT)

The Melbourne Infant Program (InFANT) aims to test the effectiveness of a childhood healthy eating and active play intervention delivered to first-time parents and focuses on parenting skills that support the development of positive diet, physical activity and low-level sedentary behaviours from infancy.

The Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial Extend (InFANT Extend)

The Infant Extend Program (InFANT Extend) aims to test the effectiveness of a childhood healthy eating and active play intervention delivered to first-time parents and also aims to add value to the Melbourne InFANT program by assessing the impact of an additional low-dose intervention provided until children are 3.5 years of age.

Socio-economic influences on eating, physical activity &
sedentary behaviours

The Resilience for Eating and Activity Despite Inequality (READI) study aims to determine the pathways by which social and economic disadvantage lead to increased risk of obesity and associated chronic diseases among women and children and to determine how this risk can be reduced.

Wellbeing, Eating and Exercise for a Long Life Study (WELL)

The Wellbeing, Eating and Exercise for a Long Life study (WELL), aims to understand eating and physical activity behaviours among adults aged 55-65 years in rural and urban areas of Victoria.

The Healthy Active Preschool and Primary Years (HAPPY) Study

The Healthy Active Preschool and Primary Years (HAPPY) Study aims to examine physical and sedentary behaviours of young children and how these behaviours change over time.

KAPS - (Kids physical Activity with Parental Support)

The Kids physical Activity with Parental Support (KAPS) study aims to develop intevention strategies targeting key mediators of children's physical activity and design and test the effectiveness of an intervention to promote 10-12 year old children's out-of-school-hours physical activity in the family setting.

Transform-Us!

The Transform-Us! study aims over a two year period, to determine whether intervention affects sedentary behaviour and physical activity among 8-9 year old children.

Individual, social and physical environmental influences on children's active transport and independent mobility

The AIM study will examine changes in active transport and independent mobility among 7-14 year old children residing in socioeconomically disadvantaged urban and rural areas of Victoria.


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