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Television

TV viewing behaviour among preschoolers : implications for public health recommendations

Excessive television (TV) viewing in early childhood has been associated with adverse cognitive and behavioural outcomes.[1-3] A recent review of the literature revealed that TV viewing in the formative pre-school years has also been lin...

physical activity

Physical activity guidelines for preschoolers: a call for research to inform public health policy

There are many challenges in developing evidence-based physical activity guidelines for preschoolers that can ensure health benefits for children. Guidelines for the preschool years have recently been developed in several countries,...

parent child

An Observational Approach to Testing Bi-Directional Parent-Child Interactions as Influential to Child Eating and Weight

Obesity among children has been on the rise globally for the past few decades. Previous research has centred mainly on self/parent-reported measures examining only uni-directional parental feeding styles and practices. Recent discussions...

child-watching-tv

Television viewing, television content, food intake, physical activity and body mass index: a cross-sectional study o...

Issue Addressed: The mechanisms underlying the relationship between television (TV) viewing and weight status in preschool aged children are not well understood. This study aimed to explore the relationships between preschool children's...

chile-eating

Maternal predictors of preschool child-eating behaviours, food intake and body mass index : a prospective study

This study extends McPhie et al. (2011)'s [Maternal correlates of preschool child eating behaviours and body mass index: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, Early Online, 1–5.] McPhie et al. (2011)’s cros...

parent-child-obesity

Parent–child interactions and obesity prevention: a systematic review of the literature

Child obesity research has generally not examined multiple layers of parent–child relationships during weight-related activities such as feeding, eating and play. A literature review was conducted to locate empirical studies that measure...

child-eating-behavior

Maternal correlates of preschool child eating behaviours and body mass index: a cross-sectional study

To the authors' knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate maternal child feeding practices, maternal parenting characteristics and mother-child interactions as cross-sectional predictors of child eating and/or weight within the one ...

mytopia

Myopia and Personality: The Genes in Myopia (GEM) Personality Study

Purpose: A long-held view among the medical and broadercommunity is that people who are short-sighted (myopic persons)have distinctive personality characteristics such as introversionand conscientiousness. However, existing research ont...

stress

Preventing and reducing workplace stress: A pilot study involving two frontline human service organisations

Project Aim: Demonstrate the types of strategies organisations can use when identifying and addressing the work-based sources of job stress Project partners & participating work groups: Victoria Police Junior officers based in...