The Fussy Eating Project

Developing an app to support parents with feeding through the toddler years

About the Fussy Eating Project

Help for fussy eating

Up to half of parents report that their toddler is a fussy eater. The Fussy Eating Project is working on a smartphone app to support parents through the fussy eating stage.

 

By parents, for parents

The Fussy Eating Project is coordinated by a team of child nutrition and digital health researchers from Deakin University, but it absolutely depends on input we receive from parents.

 

About the researchers

Brittany Markides

Brittany Markides

PhD Candidate

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition Deakin University

Brittany leads the Fussy Eating Project.  Her research focuses on the use of technology to scale and improve public health interventions.  She holds a Master of Science in nutrition from Texas State University and is a registered dietitian. 

Prof Karen Campbell

Prof Karen Campbell

Professor, Population Nutrition

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition Deakin University

Karen trained as a dietitian and health educator and has PhD in behavioural epidemiology.  She is now a Professor of Population Nutrition.  Her work focuses on improving health during pregnancy and early life. 

Dr Rachel Laws

Dr Rachel Laws

Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition Deakin University

Rachel trained as a dietitian. Her PhD explored obesity prevention within primary care. She is now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Her research primarily focuses on early life nutrition and developing obesity prevention interventions for families with young children. 

Prof Kylie Hesketh

Prof Kylie Hesketh

Professor

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition Deakin University

Kylie has training in psychology, paediatric public health and behavioural epidemiology. She leads a program of research that focuses on physical activity, sedentary behaviours and obesity prevention in children and youth, with a focus on the early childhood period.

Prof Ralph Maddison

Prof Ralph Maddison

Professor of Physical Activity and Disease Prevention

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition Deakin University

Ralph is a behavioural scientist with experience in the development and evaluation of digital interventions for the prevention and management of chronic diseases.

Prof Elizabeth Denney Wilson

Prof Elizabeth Denney Wilson

Conjoint Professor of Nursing

University of Sydney

Elizabeth has academic qualifications in nursing, public health and epidemiology. Her research focuses on obesity prevention and management with an emphasis on the role of nurses and the primary health care setting. Elizabeth is a co-supervisor for this project.

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