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Breastfeeding your baby – the first week

Breastfeeding your baby – the first week

Breastfeeding might be the most natural thing in the world – but it is also a skill you need to learn. Find out all you need to know about feeding your baby in the first week of life. Just like learning to ride a bike or playing  a musical instrument, nobody...

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In Spotlight: Dr Harriet Koorts

In Spotlight: Dr Harriet Koorts

@Harriet_Koorts |h.koorts@deakin.edu.au I am a Senior Research Fellow and Implementation Scientist in the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. I also lead the Translation and Implementation Research core and provide implementation...

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In Spotlight: Professor Marj Moodie

In Spotlight: Professor Marj Moodie

marj.moodie@deakin.edu.au I am a Professor in Health Economics in Deakin Health Economics which sits within the Institute for Health Transformation at Deakin University. Besides a management role as Deputy Head of the unit, I lead a team of researchers specialising in...

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In Spotlight: Associate Professor Rachel Laws

In Spotlight: Associate Professor Rachel Laws

@rachellaws1 |r.laws@deakin.edu.au I am an Associate Professor of Population Nutrition within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. I’m also one of the leaders of the INfant Feeding, Active play and NuTrition (INFANT)...

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In Spotlight: Professor Karen Campbell

In Spotlight: Professor Karen Campbell

ProfKCampbell |karen.campbell@deakin.edu.au I am a Professor of Population Nutrition within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. With a background in dietetics and public health nutrition, I developed INfant Feeding, Active...

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In Spotlight: Professor Kylie Hesketh

In Spotlight: Professor Kylie Hesketh

KylieHesketh |kylie.hesketh@deakin.edu.au I am a Professor of Child Physical Activity and Public Health within the Institute of Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University. I hold a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council. With training in...

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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.

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In Spotlight: Dr Penny Love

In Spotlight: Dr Penny Love

I first joined the INfant Feeding, Active play and NuTrition (INFANT) team several years ago as a postdoctoral researcher. I’m now a Principal Investigator and part of the Implementation Group of the NHMRC Partnership Project – scaling up INFANT across Victoria.

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INFANT facilitator training opens to all Victorian MCHNs

INFANT facilitator training opens to all Victorian MCHNs

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is providing funding to the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University to enhance implementation of INFANT across Victoria in 2021. Deakin University’s IPAN has developed the...

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🥕Tip of the week: Parents provide, kids decide

Staying in a routine can help parents address fussy eating habits. Keep mealtimes to 15-20 minutes to help babies recognise when mealtime is (and isn’t)!

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Have you heard of INFANT?

It’s a free program supporting parents and families to be healthy through eating and active play from the start of their baby’s life.

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🥕Tip of the week: Eat together, play together

Reading is beneficial for babies of every age!

Research suggests that reading a book to a baby can enhance vocabulary & understanding of emotions through the different characters in the book. Learn more ➡️ https://bit.ly/3ndAjxz

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