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Participate in a research study – Feeding babies and toddlers aged 6-24 months

Update November 2018: Recruitment for this study has now closed.   Dr Rebecca Byrne and Dr Elena Jansen are researching what happens at children’s meal times.   They are currently looking for parents whose children are aged between 6 and 24 months and are consuming semi-solid/solid foods regularly, to visit the Centre for Children’s…

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Participate in a study testing the accuracy and precision of wearable activity trackers in preschool age children

The Children’s Physical Activity Research Group of QUT’s Faculty of Health is conducting a study to assess the performance of new mathematical formulas (machine learning models) to predict activity type and energy expenditure in preschool age children. The study will also assess the performance of commercially available activity trackers…

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The Conversation: Our obsession with infant growth charts may be fuelling childhood obesity

Ask any new parent how their baby is going and you will most likely get an update on recent weight gains. Regular baby weigh-ins are a rite of passage, but many parents look back at this time with a deep sense of failure; when told their child isn’t “gaining enough” they’re left feeling like they didn’t try hard enough with this whole…