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Dr Joanna Chu interviewed on 95b FM radio

Listen to Dr Joanne Chu from the University of Auckland's School of Population Health being interviewed on 95b FM - Ready, Steady, Learn. Joanna talks about texting tips for parenting. Joanna's research focus is on supporting parents through the challenge of...

Bigger babies at risk of obesity in adulthood: study

Big, ‘bonny’ babies are traditionally celebrated as pictures of health, but a new international study shows women born heavy were on average nearly 4kg heavier by their mid-twenties, when they were also 50 percent more likely to develop obesity. The study, an...

Text tips boost parenting confidence

Could feeling more confident and connected parenting your teens be as simple as receiving text messages? Emerging research from the University of Auckland suggests it can. A research team from the University’s School of Population Health has successfully trialled...