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Early food for future health: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of an eHealth intervention aiming to promote healthy food habits from early childhood

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, September 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Early food for future health: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of an eHealth intervention aiming to promote healthy food habits from early childhood
Published in
BMC Public Health, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4731-8
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Authors

Christine Helle, Elisabet Rudjord Hillesund, Mona Linge Omholt, Nina Cecilie Øverby

Abstract

Childhood overweight and obesity is a global public health challenge. Primary prevention initiatives targeting parents have been called for to encourage a positive feeding environment and healthy eating habits that may lay a good foundation for future health. At the same time, there is a need for interventions which combine accessibility and scalability with cost effectiveness. Today's parents are extensive Internet-users, but only a few randomized controlled trials have investigated the use of Internet to promote healthy eating habits in early childhood. In Early Food for Future Health we have developed and will evaluate an Internet-based tool for parents of children between 6 and 12 months, aiming to increase knowledge about infant nutrition and foster protective feeding behavior. During springtime 2016, parents of children aged between 3 and 5 months were recruited through Norwegian child health centres and announcements on Facebook. After completing the baseline questionnaire, 718 parents were individually randomized to intervention- or control group. The intervention group received monthly emails with links to an age-appropriate web-site when their child was between 6 and 12 months. The control group received ordinary care from the child health centres. The data-collection is ongoing. All participants will be followed up at ages 12 and possibly 24 and 48 months, with questionnaires relating to eating behaviour and feeding practices, food variety and diet quality. Providing guidance and counseling to parents of infants is an important task for health authorities and the public child health services. Early Food for Future health is an intervention focusing on promoting early healthy food-habits which may prevent childhood overweight and obesity. If proven to be effective, Early Food for Future Health can be used by parents and public health nurses for supplementary guidance on feeding practices and diet. This study has the potential to provide greater insight and understanding regarding early parental feeding practices, child eating behavior and the development and efficacy of Internet-based public health interventions. ISRCTN13601567 .

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 284 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 50 18%
Student > Bachelor 36 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 12%
Researcher 24 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 23 8%
Other 44 15%
Unknown 74 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 72 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 40 14%
Psychology 19 7%
Social Sciences 18 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 3%
Other 43 15%
Unknown 84 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 September 2019.
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#999,545
of 15,835,226 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,089
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#28,301
of 277,853 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#5
of 24 outputs
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