ISBNPA Webinar SIG Childrens and Families: Expanding traditional understandings of caregiver supportive feeding and sleep practices

Start Date: 05/26/2020
End Date: 05/26/2020
Place: Zoom
Organization: ISBNPA SIG Children and Families

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May 26, GMT, 9PM; London 10 PM; Boston 5PM;  Vancouver 2PM

May 27, Auckland, 9AM; Melbourne 7AM



Lucinda Bell, Research Fellow Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Nursing and Health Sciences Flinders University


Rosalina Richards, Associate Professor, Centre for Pacific Health, Va’a o Tautai, Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago


Lisa Te Morenga, Senior Lecturer Maori Health & Nutrition, Rutherford Discovery Fellow, School of Health, Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington



Holly Harris, Postdoctoral Fellow, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam,


SIG Chairs:

Holly Harris & Rebecca Stanley




Three researchers from Australia and New Zealand will present findings describing the influence of grandparents and other social and community factors on child feeding and sleep practices. Lucinda Bell will present findings about the influence of grandparents on eating and physical activity behaviors of their grandchildren. Rosalinda Richards will present data from a variety of family members that described sleep across time (generations) and space (geographic and social environments). Lastly, Lisa Te Morenga will describe research that explored the diverse realities of sleep in 14 Māori whanau with the goal of finding methods to improve health outcomes for Māori children. Taken together, this research highlights the importance of other caregivers in the development of health-related behaviors, and encourages future research to identify the impact of other family members including social and contextual factors that may impact health behaviors in families. 

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