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December 2022

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Our final newsletter for 2022 features our publications on addressing childhood obesity in policy and practice as part of the Public Health Research and Practice Special Issue on Obesity. 
Latest Publications
Selected papers from the Public Health Research and Practice Special Issue on obesity
Related Research
Australian schools are starting to provide food, but we need to think carefully before we ‘ditch the lunchbox’.
Johnson B, Manson A, Gallegos D, Golley R.The Conversation, 7 Nov, 2022.
As household food costs spiral, is children's health being undermined?
Kuswara K, Lindberg R, Esdaile E.  Croakey Health Media, 7 Sept, 2022
Misleading food labels contribute to babies and toddlers eating too much sugar
McCann J, Zheng M, Woods J, Campbell K, Laws R.  The Conversation, 23 Nov, 2022
News & Events

CRE EPOCH-Translate Advisory Group

An Advisory Group has been formed to provide strategic advice on the work of CRE EPOCH-Translate, including dissemination and translation. The group meets biennially with the first one in December 2022

The Pitch - Sydney Local Health District Innovation Challenge

The Research Coordinator at the District’s Population Health Research and Evaluation Hub Erin Kerr won $43,100 for her pitch, ‘Co-designing and co-facilitating online early childhood nutrition workshops for culturally and linguistically diverse families.’ Under the project, the District’s Healthy Beginnings and Connecting the Dots teams will partner with the Cultural Support Program to adapt, develop, and translate parenting workshops with Arabic and Mongolian communities and co-facilitate workshops with cultural support workers. "This money will help our project reach more families from culturally and linguistically diverse [backgrounds], empower these families and make them feel more trust in the services we provide and connect them to community services,” Erin said.

Deakin University, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Stakeholder Engagement Awards, Team category

The INFANT research team received the award for coordinated and long-term commitment to stakeholder engagement which has fostered strategic alliances over 15 yearsrecipients: Karen Campbell, Kylie Hesketh, Rachel Laws and Penny Love.

EPOCH-Connect community of practice end-of-year social event

16th Nov 1pm AEST on Zoom
EPOCH-Connect community of practice is a place for early and mid-career researchers from diverse disciplines to learn about and collaborate on activities related to the early prevention of childhood obesity in the early years (0-5 years).  Join us on this social event, meet others in the field, and be part of the leading community to prevent obesity in early childhood. If you are not a member and would like to join the event, please email to register your interest.

International Congress on Obesity, Melbourne 18-22 Oct 2022

Hundreds of obesity prevention and management experts from around the world met at the International Congress of Obesity in Melbourne on 18-22 October 2022, covering basic, clinical and public health innovations.  Many CRE EPOCH-Translate members and affiliates contributed to presentations, posters and workshops at the congress. In case you missed out on reading their work, selected published works can be accessed on our website. Read more

Casual Research Assistant Opportunity

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to support knowledge translation research and activities at the Centre of Research Excellence in Translating Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (CRE EPOCH-Translate). Closing date 13 December 2022.  Read more. 


The Centre for Research Excellence in Translating Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (CRE EPOCH-Translate) is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC ID:APP2006999 from 2022-2026.

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