|Project title||Early Prediction and Prevention of Obesity During Childhood (EPPOC)|
|Funding body||Burdett Trust|
|Overarching aim||This project will develop a clinical guideline for health visitors to use to manage infants identified as at risk of developing childhood obesity.|
|Outcomes||The project is on-going.|
Peer reviewed publications
Redsell SA, Edmonds BA, Swift JA, Glazebrook C, Weng SF, Nathan D, Siriwardena AN (2016). Systematic review of behavioural and non-behavioural interventions, delivered during infancy and the antenatal period, that reduce the risk of overweight and obesity in childhood. Maternal and Child Health 12(1):24-38.
Redsell SA, Swift J, Nathan D, Siriwardena AN, Atkinson P, Glazebrook C. (2013) UK health visitors’ role in identifying and intervening with infants at risk of developing obesity. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 9 (3): 396-408.
Redsell SA, Atkinson P, Nathan D, Siriwardena, A. Niroshan, Swift JA, Glazebrook C (2011) Preventing childhood obesity during infancy in UK primary care: a mixed-methods study of HCPs’ knowledge, beliefs and practice. BMC Family Practice, 12 (54). pp. 1-9 Open access publication – highly accessed status.
Redsell SA, Atkinson P, Nathan D, Siriwardena AN, Swift JA, Glazebrook C (2010) Parents’ beliefs about appropriate infant size, growth and feeding behaviour: implications for the prevention of childhood obesity. BMC Public Health, 10 (711): 1-10. Open access publication – highly accessed status.
Conference abstracts in peer reviewed journals
Redsell SA, Atkinson P, Nathan D, Siriwardena AN, Swift J, Glazebrook C. Primary prevention of childhood obesity: views from primary care. Paper presented at the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health Annual Conference, Warwick UK, 5-7th April 2011. Abstract published in Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2011, Suppl 1, 96, A9-A11.
Redsell SA, Atkinson P, Nathan D, Siriwardena AN, Swift J, Glazebrook C.UK parents’ beliefs about infant growth and feeding in relation to obesity prevention. Poster presented at The 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS) Copenhagen, Denmark, October 23-26, 2010. Abstract published in Paediatric Research, 2010, 210, 409.
Redsell SA, Atkinson P, Nathan D, Siriwardena AN, Swift J, Glazebrook C. Early years’ prevention of childhood obesity: the challenges facing UK health visitors. Poster presentation at the International Conferences in Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) Biennial Symposium, Edmonton, Canada, 4th-6th May 2011.
Redsell SA, Atkinson P, Nathan D, Siriwardena AN, Swift J, Glazebrook C. Early Prediction and Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPPOC study). Poster presented at SAPC, National Conference, Norwich, UK, 7-9th July 2010.
Redsell SA, Atkinson P, Siriwardena AN, Glazebrook C, Nathan D, Swift J. GPs’ and practice nurses’ role in the prevention of childhood obesity in primary care: balancing knowledge about risk factors and practice. Paper presented at the London Regional SAPC conference, Cambridge, UK, 4-5th February 2010.
Atkinson P, Redsell SA, Glazebrook C, Swift J, Siriwardena AN, Nathan D. Recruiting nurses as research participants – what are the issues? Paper presented at the RCN conference, Cardiff, UK, 24th-27th March 2009.
|Impact||The guideline for health visitors will initially be adopted locally but our dissemination policy should ensure that other localities consider adoption. We will use the links we have with others working in the field of obesity prevention to ensure the guideline is scrutinised by national bodies such as the Department of Health. In the future we hope they will form the basis of national guidance.|