Confident Body Confident Child – tell us what you think.
We would like your feedback to assist us with a new program!
Confident Body, Confident Child is an evidence-based resource providing parenting strategies to promote positive body image, healthy eating and physical activity in children aged 2 to 6 years. The resource aims to support and guide parents or guardians, to create an environment in which their children can develop body satisfaction and healthy eating patterns. Although developed for use in early childhood, the ideas in the resource will also be valuable for older children.
Where did the program come from?
Confident Body, Confident Child was developed by a team of researchers from the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University, Australia. The resource was developed from the best available research evidence arising from an extensive review of published research studies, public websites, and existing parent resources. A Delphi consensus study was also conducted with a group of experts to find the safest and most reliable strategies parents can use with their young children, to help prevent body dissatisfaction, eating disorders, and obesity.
Finally, interviews and focus groups were held with parents of 2- to 6-year-olds, Maternal and Child Health Nurses, and Directors of Child Care Centres to understand what parents would like to learn about child body image and healthy eating patterns, and how a resource can meet their needs. The Confident Body, Confident Child resource therefore contains the best available evidence for parents and is specifically designed to meet their needs.
Your feedback matters.
By completing the short survey you will assist us to better understand how this program can improve the health and wellbeing of children.
If you would like more information contact Ash Chapman – Marketing and Community Engagement Manager at Nexus on 1300 77 33 52.
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