Australasian nutrition research for prevention and management of child obesity: Innovation and progress in the last decade

R. K. Golley, S. A. McNaughton, C. E. Collins, A. Magarey, S. P. Garnett, K. J. Campbell, K. Mallan, T. Burrows

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Abstract

Background/Objective The Food and Nutrition stream of Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN) aims to improve the quality of dietary methodologies and the reporting of dietary intake within Australasian child obesity research (http://www.acaorn.org.au/streams/nutrition/). Methods/Results With 2012 marking ACAORN's 10th anniversary, this commentary profiles a selection of child obesity nutrition research published over the last decade by Food and Nutrition Stream members. In addition, stream activities have included the development of an online selection guide to assist researchers in their selection of appropriate dietary intake methodologies (http://www.acaorn.org.au/streams/nutrition/dietary-intake/index.php). Conclusions The quantity and quality of research to guide effective child obesity prevention and treatment has increased substantially over the last decade. ACAORN provides a successful case study of how research networks can provide a collegial atmosphere to foster and coordinate research efforts in an otherwise competitive environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e132-e136
JournalPediatric Obesity
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • Child obesity
  • dietary assessment
  • nutrition
  • research networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Health Policy
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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