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

Rebecca Golley, Sarah McNaughton, Clare Collins, Anthea Magarey, Sarah Garnett, Karen Campbell, Kimberley Mallan, Tracy 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)132-136
    Number of pages5
    JournalPediatric Obesity
    Volume9
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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