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dc.contributor.authorMatwiejczyk, Louisa
dc.contributor.authorMehta, Kaye Phillips
dc.contributor.authorScott, Jane Anne
dc.contributor.authorTonkin, Emma
dc.contributor.authorCoveney, John David
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T03:28:10Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T03:28:10Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-01
dc.identifier.citationMatwiejczyk, L., Mehta, K. P., Scott, J. A., Tonkin, E. & Coveney, J. D., (2018). Characteristics of Effective Interventions Promoting Healthy Eating for Pre-Schoolers in Childcare Settings: An Umbrella Review. Nutrients, 10:293.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2072-6643
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/38306
dc.descriptionThis article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.description.abstractEarly Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) settings have a pivotal role in shaping children’s dietary food habits by providing the contextual environment within which they develop these behaviours. This study examines systematic reviews for (1) the effectiveness of interventions to promote healthy eating in children aged 2–5 years attending centre-based childcare; (2) intervention characteristics which are associated with promoting healthy eating and; (3) recommendations for child-health policies and practices. An Umbrella review of systematic reviews was undertaken using a standardized search strategy in ten databases. Twelve systematic reviews were examined using validated critical appraisal and data extraction tools. Children’s dietary food intake and food choices were significantly influenced. Interventions to prevent obesity did not significantly change children’s anthropometric measures or had mixed results. Evidence was more convincing if interventions were multi-component, addressed physical activity and diet, targeted individual-level and environmental-level determinants and engaged parents. Positive outcomes were mostly facilitated by researchers/external experts and these results were not replicated when implemented in centres by ECEC providers without this support. The translation of expert-led interventions into practice warrants further exploration of implementation drivers and barriers. Based on the evidence reviewed, recommendations are made to inform child-health directed practices and policies.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThere were no sources of funding for this study.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.rights© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.subjectdietary intakeen_US
dc.subjecthealthy dieten_US
dc.subjectpre-schooleren_US
dc.subjectobesity preventionen_US
dc.subjectsocial-ecological modelen_US
dc.subjectreviewen_US
dc.titleCharacteristics of Effective Interventions Promoting Healthy Eating for Pre-Schoolers in Childcare Settings: An Umbrella Reviewen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/nu10030293en_US
dc.rights.holder© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.en_US
dc.rights.licenseCC-BY
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupMatwiejczyk, Louisa: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7011-2206en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupMehta, Kaye Phillips: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8676-7733en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupTonkin, Emma: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9941-4251


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