A Better Start’s Model Acceptance study is the first of its kind to explore the acceptability of early childhood obesity prediction in a multi-ethnic cohort of parents, caregivers, and grandparents of children aged five years and under in New Zealand. Using an anonymous online questionnaire distributed nationwide, researchers received a total of 1,934 responses from parents, caregivers, and grandparents of children aged five years and under which could be analysed.
Dr José Derraik of the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland has been awarded the NZ-China Non-Communicable Diseases Research Collaboration Centre emerging researcher travel fellowship.
New Zealand’s four-year-olds are resisting the tide towards rising obesity, according to research funded by A Better Start, one of the country’s national science challenges.
Director Wayne Cutfield thanks workshop participants and presents summary of feedback.