Policy and environmental approaches to obesity prevention in pregnancy and childhood

. Pregnancy and early childhood are periods of rapid growth, and represent critical windows for the promotion of healthy dietary behaviors benefitting both mother and child.  Obesity prevention is also important for very young children, with potential implications for the rest of the life course.The aim of this research programme is to identify policy-based approaches […]

Development and evaluation of interventions in infant feeding

.Infancy is a period of rapid growth and weight gain and obesity prevention during this period may be effective. Nutrition and growth during infancy may also have long term effects by altering eating behaviours and risks of obesity and obesity-related disorders in later life.Researchers have been working with mothers and healthcare professionals to develop a […]

Baby Milk Study – larger study seeks 700 babies

Following on from the successful pilot, the Baby Milk Study from CEDAR and the MRC Epidemiology Unit in Cambridge has been awarded a grant by the National Prevention Research Initiative to recruit 700 babies to the study.Researchers have been working with mothers and healthcare professionals to develop a feeding programme which aims to avoid excess […]

Baby milk and healthy weight in infancy

UK surveys show that more than one in five children are overweight or obese by the time they start school. Nutrition and growth during infancy can also have long term effects on eating behaviours and risks of obesity in later life.Assessing early interventionThrough systematic reviews of the evidence and a new trial, CEDAR and MRC […]

Dr Kathryn Hesketh

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral FellowEmail: krh40@cam.ac.ukQualifications MA Psychology and Physiology (PPP), Oxon MSc Health Psychology, UCL MPhil Epidemiology, Cantab PhD Epidemiology, Cantab Background and experienceKathryn is a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow in Epidemiology, and Visiting Fellow at CEDAR. Her work focuses on Maternal and Child Health, and provides evidence to help promote activity behaviour […]

Baby Milk Study

UK surveys show that more than one in five children are already overweight (13%) or obese (10%) when they start school. Infancy is a period of rapid growth and weight gain and obesity prevention during this period may be effective. Nutrition and growth during infancy may also have long term effects by altering eating behaviours […]