Healthy Parents, Healthy Kids Study

Research area: Population Health | Status: Recruitment for this study has now closed

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The Healthy Parents, Healthy Kids Study is focused on the health effects of women’s diets during pregnancy.

We believe that helping pregnant women to eat better may be relevant for improving the health of mothers and their babies.

Because of this, we are conducting a study to test an educational dietary program delivered in the third trimester (from week 26) of pregnancy.

We believe that helping pregnant women to eat better may be relevant for improving the health of mothers and their babies.

Because of this, we are conducting a study to test an educational dietary program delivered in the third trimester (from week...

We believe that helping pregnant women to eat better may be relevant for improving the health of mothers and their babies.

Because of this, we are conducting a study to test an educational dietary program delivered in the third trimester (from week 26) of pregnancy.

Overview

Fewer than ten percent of Australians eat according to the dietary guidelines. This study focuses on the health effects of women’s diets during pregnancy. We believe that helping pregnant women to eat better may be relevant for improving the health of mothers and their babies.

Because of this, we are conducting a study to test an educational dietary program delivered in the third trimester (from week 26) of pregnancy.

We would like to see if the program is helpful to mothers, and also assess any benefits it might have on aspects of mothers’ health (both physical and mental), and aspects of their baby’s health after birth, including gut bacteria. 

Our goals

The study will evaluate whether the program is effective in supporting pregnant women to eat healthily during their pregnancy, and whether the procedures are practical and workable. It will also assess the effect of the dietary program on certain biological aspects of health in pregnant women and their babies, including their gut bacteria.

We hope that the women taking part in this study will give us feedback so that we can make improvements to the program, and also so that we can make future recommendations about ways to support women’s diets during pregnancy.

The Murdoch Children's Research Institute at The Royal Children’s Hospital and Deakin University jointly run this study.

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