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We would like to invite you to take part in the Feeding Babies study, which aims to develop and validate a tool to assess dietary quality in infants aged between 9 and 12 months.
It is well known that a baby’s diet is important for their early growth and development. To assess a baby’s diet there is a range of dietary assessment methods available. Some of the traditional dietary assessment methods are time consuming and not appropriate to the infant population. These methods also focus on nutrients rather than food groups.
Therefore, the aim of this study is to validate a new quick and easy dietary assessment tool, a dietary questionnaire against a traditional gold standard method (food diary) to assess its validity and accuracy to assess diet.
We are looking to recruit 100 mothers and their 9-12 month old infants
Participants will receive general feedback on recommendations for dietary intake based on current New Zealand Ministry of Health guidelines. If participants do not have their own set of food scales, participants will be provided with a set to complete their infants weighed food diary.
There is minimal risk associated with participating in this study.
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016