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The Healthy Parents, Healthy Kids Study

Research project

Why is this study being run?

Fewer than ten percent of Australians eat according the dietary guidelines. This study is study 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 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.