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Download the My Baby Now app today!

Download the My Baby Now app today!

New parents have told us how they often feel overwhelmed with so much conflicting information - it’s not easy to sort fact from fiction!  The My Baby Now app offers you trustworthy and up-to-date information about feeding and active play with your baby. My Baby Now is...

The My Baby Now app – free for parents and caregivers

The My Baby Now app – free for parents and caregivers

As health professionals, you know that mums, dads and carers often feel overwhelmed with so much conflicting information and it can hard for them to know how to sort fact from fiction! The My Baby Now app provides parents with a contemporary way of accessing credible,...

INFANT implementation success across Victorian LGAs

INFANT implementation success across Victorian LGAs

The successful implementation of INFANT continues to grow across Victoria. Health professionals from across Victoria are continually engaging in the INFANT training course, enhancing their skills and readiness to facilitate the INFANT program within their LGA. As each...

INFANT child health benefits extend to five years of age, new research finds

INFANT child health benefits extend to five years of age, new research finds

Researchers have examined the long-term outcomes of the INfant Feeding, Active play and NuTrition (INFANT), within Deakin’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), on children’s health behaviours. Positive health behaviours established during infancy can be maintained up to school age, says Deakin University child health expert, Professor Kylie Hesketh.

Featured Recipe: Rainbow Chips

Featured Recipe: Rainbow Chips

Eat the rainbow with this colourful rainbow chip recipe!   These chips are perfect snack or side dish for little ones as they’re soft, easy to hold and packed full of flavour. We recommend cutting them into thick sticks so that they can be introduced via baby-led...

Featured Recipe: Bircher Muesli

Featured Recipe: Bircher Muesli

We’ve made it to the final month of summer and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than with a simple, chilled breakfast. Bircher muesli is a perfect breakfast for you and your little ones as it contains oats which are great for maintaining energy levels...

Featured Recipe: Fish Patties

Featured Recipe: Fish Patties

What better way to introduce your baby to different textures than with soft and crispy fish patties. These patties are great for baby-led weaning as they’re perfect texture for babies to grab and pop into their mouths by themselves. We love these patties as they’re...

First cereals for babies

First cereals for babies

The introduction of solids is an exciting new chapter for both baby and caregiver, but knowing which foods to offer first can often cause confusion. This is particularly true of cereals, with seemingly endless options lining the supermarket shelves, including many...

In Spotlight: Anthea Gregoriou

In Spotlight: Anthea Gregoriou

I am one of the INFANT State-wide Implementation Coordinators, job sharing with Kathy McConell and working closely with the INFANT researchers. I have a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master of Public Health and have worked in Clinical paediatric dietetics,...

In Spotlight: Kathy McConell

In Spotlight: Kathy McConell

As the INFANT State-wide Implementation Coordinator, a role I job share with Anthea Gregoriou, we work to scale up INFANT across Victoria, that is offering INFANT to all 79 LGAs. We support those interested in implementing INFANT working closely on how best to set up...

In Spotlight: Sonya Stanley

In Spotlight: Sonya Stanley

I am the Strategy Coordinator for INFANT, and part of the implementation team that works closely with the research team. My background is a Community Dietitian and I’ve worked in population health in multiple areas across Australia, focusing on ways to make it easier...

In Spotlight: Dr Sarah Marshall

In Spotlight: Dr Sarah Marshall

Meet Dr Sarah Marshall, a researcher with the INFANT team. Sarah was previously working with INFANT team as Research Project Manager from 2019-2022, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow from 2021-2022.  While working with INFANT, Sarah was undertaking her PhD with the...

In Spotlight: Dr Meg Adam

In Spotlight: Dr Meg Adam

Meet Dr Meg Adam, the most recent addition to the INFANT team as Research Project Manager.  Megs professional career encompasses a journey that has addressed the social determinants of health, food policy, food security and preventive health from both a policy and...

In Spotlight: Dr Kidane Gebremariam 

In Spotlight: Dr Kidane Gebremariam 

I’m an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) and a member of the INFANT team, specifically, working on   the My Baby Now App. I will work on adapting the app to better engage Dads in supporting their...

In Spotlight: Fiona Mitchell

In Spotlight: Fiona Mitchell

I am a Mununjali Bundjalung woman from southeast Queensland, an Associate Research Fellow with Deakin Rural Health and a PhD student with Deakin University.. My PhD will focus on ‘Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Play from the Start of Life for Victorian Aboriginal...

In Spotlight: Dr Victoria Brown

In Spotlight: Dr Victoria Brown

Email: victoria.brown@deakin.edu.au LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/vicki-brown-36773786 I am an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Deakin Health Economics (DHE) within the Institute for Health Transformation at Deakin University. Deakin Health...

In Spotlight: Professor Liliana Orellana

In Spotlight: Professor Liliana Orellana

Professor Liliana Orellana |l.orellana@deakin.edu.au I am a Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Deakin Biostatistics Unit. The Biostatistics unit is a platform that provides open-access consulting and collaborative support to researchers and PhD students in...

In Spotlight: Professor Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

In Spotlight: Professor Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

I am a Professor of Nursing at Sydney University and Sydney Local Health District. I co-developed the My Baby Now app and am one of the leaders of the Infant Feeding, Active play and NuTrition (INFANT) effectiveness trial. In my role with the health district, I also work closely with Child and Family Health Nurses – so I know a lot about how they work and the complexities of providing care to families.