STREAM 1: ‘Finding the gaps’


What is the issue?

We can improve the health of our community by ensuring effective chronic disease prevention programs and practices are routinely implemented in early childhood education and care , schools, workplaces and sporting clubs. To do this, we need to identify the gap between what the evidence tells us is effective, and what is being routinely implemented in our target settings.


How will this program help?

We are finding out which nutrition, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol interventions, programs, practices, and policies are effective in early childhood education and care, schools, workplaces and sporting clubs. We are finding out the extent to which effective interventions, programs and practices are being implemented in these settings. We are identifying where there are gaps in implementation. We are working with policy makers and health promotion practitioners to identify priority programs and practices based on effectiveness and feasibility. Our findings will help policy makers and practitioners know where to invest to support implementation of effective chronic disease prevention programs, policies and practices in childcare, schools, workplaces and sporting clubs to improve public health.

SCHOOLS

PROJECTS:
We are undertaking systematic reviews, national surveys and prioritisation consultation processes.

CONTACTS:
Executive Sponsors:  Adrian Bauman and Serene Yoong
Stream Lead:  Rebecca Hodder

 

Publications:

O’Brien KM, Barnes C, Yoong S, Campbell E, Wyse R, Delaney T, Brown A, Stacey F, Davies L, Lorien S, Hodder RK. School-Based Nutrition Interventions in Children Aged 6 to 18 Years: An Umbrella Review of Systematic Reviews. Nutrients. 2021 Nov;13(11):4113. Access publication here. Read summary here.

 


EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION AND CARE

PROJECTS:
We are undertaking systematic reviews, national surveys and prioritisation consultation processes.

CONTACTS:
Stream lead: Serene Yoong

 


Publications:

Lum, M.; Wolfenden, L.; Jones, J.; Grady, A.; Christian, H.; Reilly, K.; Yoong, S.L. Interventions to Improve Child Physical Activity in the Early Childhood Education and Care Setting: An Umbrella Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 1963. https:// doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19041963. Access Publication here. Read summary here.

Jackson JK, Jones J, Nguyen H, Davies I, Lum M, Grady A, Yoong SL. Obesity Prevention within the Early Childhood Education and Care Setting: A Systematic Review of Dietary Behaviour and Physical Activity Policies and Guidelines in High Income Countries. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021, 18 (2), 838. Access Publication here. Read summary here.

Hodder RK, O’Brien KM, Tzelepis F, Wyse RJ, Wolfenden L. Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue5. Art. No.: CD008552.  Access publication here.  Also available: Plain language summary.

 


WORKPLACEs

 PROJECTS:
Review of workplace community settings chronic disease prevention practice gaps internationally.


CONTACTS:
Stream Lead: Serene Yoong

 


 

SPORTING CLUBS

PROJECTS:
Review of sporting group community settings chronic disease prevention practice gaps internationally.

CONTACTS:
Executive Sponsor: Adrian Bauman
Stream Lead:  Rebecca Hodder