Publications

State-wide Scale-up

Laws R, Love P, Hesketh KD., Koorts H, Denney-Wilson E, Moodie M, Brown V, Ong KL, Browne J, Marshall S, Lioret S, Orellana L, Campbell KJ. (2021) “Protocol for an Effectiveness-Implementation Hybrid Trial to Evaluate Scale up of an Evidence-Based Intervention Addressing Lifestyle Behaviours From the Start of Life: INFANT.” Front. Endocrinol. 12:1299. DOI: 10.3389/fendo.2021.717468

Small Scale Translation 

Love, P., R. Laws, K. Hesketh and K. Campbell (2018). “Lessons on early childhood obesity prevention interventions from the Victorian Infant Program.” Public Health Research & Practice. DOI: 10.17061/phrp2911904

Love, P., R. Laws, E. Litterbach and K. J. Campbell (2018). “Factors Influencing Parental Engagement in an Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Program Implemented at Scale: The Infant Program.” Nutrients 10(4). DOI: 10.3390/nu10040509

Laws, R., K. D. Hesketh, K. Ball, C. Cooper, K. Vrljic and K. J. Campbell (2016). “Translating an early childhood obesity prevention program for local community implementation: a case study of the Melbourne InFANT Program.” BMC Public Health 16: 748. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3361-x

INFANT Extend trial

Downing, K. L., K. J. Campbell, P. van der Pligt and K. D. Hesketh (2017). “Facilitator and Participant Use of Facebook in a Community-Based Intervention for Parents: The InFANT Extend Program.” Childhood Obesity 13(6): 443-454. DOI:10.1089/chi.2017.0078

Campbell, K. J., K. D. Hesketh, S. A. McNaughton, K. Ball, Z. McCallum, J. Lynch and D. A. Crawford (2016). “The extended Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT Extend) Program: a cluster-randomized controlled trial of an early intervention to prevent childhood obesity.” BMC Public Health 16: 166. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2836-0

Trial follow-up

Zheng M, Hesketh KD, McNaughton SA, Salmon J, Crawford D, Cameron A, Lioret S, Campbell KJ. Quantifying the overall impact of an early childhood mulit-behavioural lifestyle intervention. Pediatric Obesity. 2022; 17(3): e12861. DOI: 1111/ijpo.12861

Nyström CD, Abbott G, Cameron AJ, Campbell KJ, Löf M, Salmon J, Hesketh KD. (2021) Maternal knowledge explains screen time differences 2 and 3.5 years post-intervention in INFANT. European Journal of Pediatrics. 180: 3391-3398. DOI: 10.1007/s00431-021-04134-8

Zheng M, Hesketh KD, Wu JHY, Heitmann BL, Downing K, Campbell KJ. (2021) Nighttime sleep duration trajectories were associated with body mass index trajectories in early childhood. Pediatric Obesity.  16(7): e12766. DOI: 10.1111/ijpo.12766

Barnett LM, Hnatiuk JA, D’Souza N, Salmon J, Hesketh KD. (2021). What factors help young children develop positive perceptions of their motor skills? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18: 759. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18020759

Lioret S, Campbell KJ, McNaughton SA, Cameron AJ, Salmon J, Abbott G, Hesketh KD. (2020) Lifestyle patterns begin in early childhood, persist and are socioeconomically patterned, confirming the importance of early life interventions. Nutrients. 2020; 12: 724. DOI: 10.3390/nu12030724

Delisle Nyström, C., Cameron, A., Campbell, K., & Hesketh, K. (2021). Variation in outcomes of the Melbourne Infant, Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (INFANT) according to maternal education and age 2 and 3·5 years post-intervention. Public Health Nutrition, 1-9. DOI:10.1017/S1368980021000045

Hesketh, K.D., Salmon, J., McNaughton, S.A. Crawford, D. Abbott, G. Cameron, A.J., Lioret, D, Gold, L., Downing, K.L., and Campbell, K.J. (2020). Long-term outcomes (2 and 3.5 years post-intervention) of the INFANT early childhood intervention to improve health behaviors and reduce obesity: cluster randomised controlled trial follow-up. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 17, 95 . DOI: 10.1186/s12966-020-00994-9

Laws, R., A. D. Walsh, K. D. Hesketh, K. L. Downing, K. Kuswara and K. J. Campbell (2019). “Differences Between Mothers and Fathers of Young Children in Their Use of the Internet to Support Healthy Family Lifestyle Behaviors: Cross-Sectional Study.” J Med Internet Res 21(1): e11454. DOI: 10.2196/11454

Fernando, N. N. T., K. J. Campbell, S. A. McNaughton, M. Zheng and K. E. Lacy (2018). “Predictors of Dietary Energy Density among Preschool Aged Children.” Nutrients 10(2). DOI: 10.3390/nu10020178

Haines, J., K. L. Downing, L. Tang, K. J. Campbell and K. D. Hesketh (2018). “Associations between maternal concern about child’s weight and related behaviours and maternal weight-related parenting practices: a cross-sectional study.” Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 15(1): 104. DOI: 10.1186/s12966-018-0738-5

Campbell, K. J., G. Abbott, M. Zheng and S. A. McNaughton (2017). “Early Life Protein Intake: Food Sources, Correlates, and Tracking across the First 5 Years of Life.” J Acad Nutr Diet 117(8): 1188-1197 e1181. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.03.016

Walsh, A. D., D. Crawford, A. J. Cameron, K. J. Campbell and K. D. Hesketh (2017). “Associations between the physical activity levels of fathers and their children at 20 months, 3.5 and five years of age.” BMC Public Health 17(1): 628. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4545-8

Barnett, L. M., N. D. Ridgers, K. Hesketh and J. Salmon (2017). “Setting them up for lifetime activity: Play competence perceptions and physical activity in young children.” J Sci Med Sport 20(9): 856-860. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.03.003

Collins, L. J., K. E. Lacy, K. J. Campbell and S. A. McNaughton (2016). “The Predictors of Diet Quality among Australian Children Aged 3.5 Years.” J Acad Nutr Diet 116(7): 1114-1126 e1112. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2015.12.014

Hesketh, K. D., K. Campbell, J. Salmon, S. A. McNaughton, Z. McCallum, A. Cameron, K. Ball, L. Gold, N. Andrianopoulos and D. Crawford (2013). “The Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program follow-up.” Contemp Clin Trials 34(1): 145-151. DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2012.10.008

Trial

Brown V, Tan EJ, Hayes A, Baur L, Campbell K, Taylor R, Byrne R, Wen LM, Hesketh KD, Moodie M (2020) Cost comparison of five Australasian obesity prevention interventions for children aged from birth to two years. Pediatric Obesity. 15(12): e12684. DOI: 10.1111/ijpo.12684

Hesketh KD, Kuswara K, Abbott G, Salmon J, Hnatiuk J, Campbell KJ. (2021)  How to change young children’s physical and sedentary behaviour: mechanisms of behaviour change in the INFANT cluster-randomized controlled trial. Children. 8: 470. DOI: 10.3390/children8060470

Zheng, M., S. J. Bowe, K. D. Hesketh, K. Bolton, R. Laws, P. Kremer, K. K. Ong, S. Lioret, E. Denney-Wilson and K. J. Campbell (2019). “Relative effects of postnatal rapid growth and maternal factors on early childhood growth trajectories.” Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12541

Spence, A. C., K. J. Campbell, S. Lioret and S. A. McNaughton (2018). “Early Childhood Vegetable, Fruit, and Discretionary Food Intakes Do Not Meet Dietary Guidelines, but Do Show Socioeconomic Differences and Tracking over Time.” J Acad Nutr Diet 118(9): 1634-1643 e1631. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.12.009

Hesketh, K. D., K. L. Downing, K. Campbell, D. Crawford, J. Salmon and J. A. Hnatiuk (2017). “Proportion of infants meeting the Australian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years: data from the Melbourne InFANT Program.” BMC Public Health 17(Suppl 5): 856. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4856-9

Atkins, L. A., S. A. McNaughton, K. J. Campbell and E. A. Szymlek-Gay (2016). “Iron intakes of Australian infants and toddlers: findings from the Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial Program.” Br J Nutr 115(2): 285-293. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114515004286

Barnett, L. M., J. Salmon and K. D. Hesketh (2016). “More active pre-school children have better motor competence at school starting age: an observational cohort study.” BMC Public Health 16(1): 1068. DOI:10.1186/s12889-016-3742-1

Huddy, R. L., S. J. Torres, C. M. Milte, S. A. McNaughton, M. Teychenne and K. J. Campbell (2016). “Higher Adherence to the Australian Dietary Guidelines Is Associated with Better Mental Health Status among Australian Adult First-Time Mothers.” J Acad Nutr Diet 116(9): 1406-1412. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2016.01.010

Kuswara, K., R. Laws, P. Kremer, K. D. Hesketh and K. J. Campbell (2016). “The infant feeding practices of Chinese immigrant mothers in Australia: A qualitative exploration.” Appetite 105: 375-384. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.06.008

O’Halloran, S. A., C. A. Grimes, K. E. Lacy, K. J. Campbell and C. A. Nowson (2016). “Dietary Intake and Sources of Potassium and the Relationship to Dietary Sodium in a Sample of Australian Pre-School Children.” Nutrients 8(8). DOI: 10.3390/nu8080496

O’Halloran, S. A., C. A. Grimes, K. E. Lacy, C. A. Nowson and K. J. Campbell (2016). “Dietary sources and sodium intake in a sample of Australian preschool children.” BMJ Open 6(2): e008698. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008698

Spence, A. C., K. D. Hesketh, D. A. Crawford and K. J. Campbell (2016). “Mothers’ perceptions of the influences on their child feeding practices – A qualitative study.” Appetite 105: 596-603. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.06.031

Lunn, P. L., S. Roberts, A. Spence, K. D. Hesketh and K. J. Campbell (2016). “Mothers’ perceptions of Melbourne InFANT Program: informing future practice.” Health Promot Int 31(3): 614-622. DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dav004

Lioret, S., A. J. Cameron, S. A. McNaughton, D. Crawford, A. C. Spence, K. Hesketh and K. J. Campbell (2015). “Association between maternal education and diet of children at 9 months is partially explained by mothers’ diet.” Matern Child Nutr 11(4): 936-947. DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12031

Spence, A. C., S. A. McNaughton, S. Lioret, K. D. Hesketh, D. A. Crawford and K. J. Campbell (2013). “A health promotion intervention can affect diet quality in early childhood.” J Nutr 143(10): 1672-1678. DOI: 10.3945/jn.113.177931

van der Pligt, P., E. K. Olander, K. Ball, D. Crawford, K. D. Hesketh, M. Teychenne and K. Campbell (2016). “Maternal dietary intake and physical activity habits during the postpartum period: associations with clinician advice in a sample of Australian first time mothers.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 16: 27. DOI: 10.1186/s12884-016-0812-4

Walsh, A. D., A. J. Cameron, D. Crawford, K. D. Hesketh and K. J. Campbell (2016). “Dietary associations of fathers and their children between the ages of 20 months and 5 years.” Public Health Nutr 19(11): 2033-2039. DOI: 10.1017/S136898001600077X

Walsh, A. D., A. J. Cameron, K. D. Hesketh, D. Crawford and K. J. Campbell (2015). “Associations between dietary intakes of first-time fathers and their 20-month-old children are moderated by fathers’ BMI, education and age.” Br J Nutr 114(6): 988-994. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114515002755

Hesketh, K. D., D. A. Crawford, G. Abbott, K. J. Campbell and J. Salmon (2015). “Prevalence and stability of active play, restricted movement and television viewing in infants.” Early Child Development and Care 185(6): 883-894. DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2014.963066

Hnatiuk, J. A., J. Salmon, K. J. Campbell, N. D. Ridgers and K. D. Hesketh (2015). “Tracking of maternal self-efficacy for limiting young children’s television viewing and associations with children’s television viewing time: a longitudinal analysis over 15-months.” BMC Public Health 15: 517. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1858-3

Walsh, A. D., S. Lioret, A. J. Cameron, K. D. Hesketh, S. A. McNaughton, D. Crawford and K. J. Campbell (2014). “The effect of an early childhood obesity intervention on father’s obesity risk behaviors: the Melbourne InFANT Program.” Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11: 18. DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-11-18

Campbell, K. J., G. Hendrie, C. Nowson, C. A. Grimes, M. Riley, S. Lioret and S. A. McNaughton (2014). “Sources and correlates of sodium consumption in the first 2 years of life.” J Acad Nutr Diet 114(10): 1525-1532 e1522. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2014.04.028

Spence, A. C., K. J. Campbell, D. A. Crawford, S. A. McNaughton and K. D. Hesketh (2014). “Mediators of improved child diet quality following a health promotion intervention: the Melbourne InFANT Program.” Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11: 137. DOI: 10.1186/s12966-014-0137-5

Cameron, A. J., K. Ball, K. D. Hesketh, S. A. McNaughton, J. Salmon, D. A. Crawford, S. Lioret and K. J. Campbell (2014). “Variation in outcomes of the Melbourne Infant, Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program according to maternal education and age.” Prev Med 58: 58-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.10.021

Campbell, K. J., S. Lioret, S. A. McNaughton, D. A. Crawford, J. Salmon, K. Ball, Z. McCallum, B. E. Gerner, A. C. Spence, A. J. Cameron, J. A. Hnatiuk, O. C. Ukoumunne, L. Gold, G. Abbott and K. D. Hesketh (2013). “A parent-focused intervention to reduce infant obesity risk behaviors: a randomized trial.” Pediatrics 131(4): 652-660. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-2576

Hnatiuk, J., J. Salmon, K. J. Campbell, N. D. Ridgers and K. D. Hesketh (2013). “Early childhood predictors of toddlers’ physical activity: longitudinal findings from the Melbourne InFANT Program.” Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10: 123. DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-123

Lioret, S., S. A. McNaughton, A. C. Spence, D. Crawford and K. J. Campbell (2013). “Tracking of dietary intakes in early childhood: the Melbourne InFANT Program.” Eur J Clin Nutr 67(3): 275-281. DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2012.218

Hnatiuk, J., N. D. Ridgers, J. Salmon, K. Campbell, Z. McCallum and K. Hesketh (2012). “Physical activity levels and patterns of 19-month-old children.” Med Sci Sports Exerc 44(9): 1715-1720. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31825825c4

Lioret, S., S. A. McNaughton, D. Crawford, A. C. Spence, K. Hesketh and K. J. Campbell (2012). “Parents’ dietary patterns are significantly correlated: findings from the Melbourne Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial Program.” Br J Nutr 108(3): 518-526. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114511005757

McLeod, E. R., K. J. Campbell and K. D. Hesketh (2011). “Nutrition knowledge: a mediator between socioeconomic position and diet quality in Australian first-time mothers.” J Am Diet Assoc 111(5): 696-704. DOI: 10.1016/j.jada.2011.02.011

Cameron, A. J., K. Hesketh, K. Ball, D. Crawford and K. J. Campbell (2010). “Influence of peers on breastfeeding discontinuation among new parents: the Melbourne InFANT Program.” Pediatrics 126(3): e601-607. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2010-0771

Campbell, K., K. Hesketh, D. Crawford, J. Salmon, K. Ball and Z. McCallum (2008). “The Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial (INFANT) an early intervention to prevent childhood obesity: cluster-randomised controlled trial.” BMC Public Health 8: 103. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-103