The University of Newcastle, Australia

NHMRC funding success 2016

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden has been awarded more than $1,687,000 in NHMRC funding commencing in 2016. A Project Grant: A randomised controlled trial of a web-based, organisational systems change intervention to increase childcare service adherence to dietary guidelines and a Partnership Project: Web-based systems intervention to support implementation of dietary guidelines in childcare services.

NHMRC

About the projects

To improve children's health, leading health agencies recommend that childcare services provide foods to children consistent with dietary guidelines. The majority of Australian childcare services however do not provide foods that meet these guidelines. Using the highest quality research design, this study will test the effectiveness of a web-based intervention in supporting childcare services to improve the nutritional quality of food provided to children in care.

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