Paediatric nutrition

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Dietary intake of Aboriginal Australian children aged 6–36 months in a remote community: a cross-sectional study

This study describes the dietary intake of children aged 6–36 months in a remote Aboriginal community during the years of solids introduction and establishment.
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Associations between rapid weight gain in infancy and weight status among urban Aboriginal children participating in the Gudaga study

This study aims to describe the growth trajectories of Australian Aboriginal children from 0 to 9 years within an urban setting.

Food and nutrition security in Timor-Leste: challenges and prospects

Timor-Leste’s high rate of malnutrition impedes the population’s ability to break the cycle of poverty and, at the national level, is a burden on national development. As a Least Developed Country, with a high poverty rate, achieving food and nutrition security is crucial for Timor-Leste’s...
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Exploring infant feeding practices : cross-sectional surveys of South Western Sydney, Singapore, and Ho Chi Minh City

Infant feeding practices are known to influence the child’s long-term health. Studies have associated obesity and other diseases with reduced breastfeeding and early introduction of high calorie beverages (HCBs).

Travelling with children, and nutrition and mental health

Transport accidents are a cause of death and disability across the developed world. In Australia, transport accidents are a leading cause of child deaths from unintentional injury (ABS, 2006) and a leading cause of hospitalisation (ABS, 2007). Most of those child hospitalisations from vehicle accidents...

Toddlers who won't eat and antihistamines and infants

The 'terrible twos' are never more determined than when it comes to mealtimes. This health, thriving ball of energy is suddenly eating nothing, and parents are perplexed about their source of energy. Meal times become a nightmare and food a battleground. How do we help...