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Have your say  Help to develop an app that's keeping Aussie kids healthy

Thu 28, Jun 2018

Deadline: Monday, 16 July 2018
Who: Musculoskeletal Health Sydney, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney

A group of researchers from the University of Sydney, the Children's Hospital at Westmead and the Hunter New England Local Health District Population Health Unit are developing an app to help parents understand and monitor their child's lifestyle-related health risk such as weight and engagement in physical activity.

Dr Dario said: “We know that parents care about their children’s health. A common concern among parents is their child’s lifestyle behaviour. Parents often wonder: “Is my child eating well? Sleeping enough? Having too much screen time? Am I doing it right?”

The app will be designed to be a simple tool for parents to estimate and monitor their child’s lifestyle-related health risks in their convenient family environment. Five evidence-based child health indicators from Australian guidelines will be used.

Help the team: The research team is looking for three consumer representatives (parents of children aged from 5 to 12 years) to become part of their working group. The group will meet three times in the next two months in Sydney (KGV Building – RPA – Camperdown) with times and dates being negotiable. 

Reimbursement: To cover travel costs and other costs, you will receive a reimbursement of $50 per meeting. The meetings will be informal and you will be asked to help develop the protocol for the study.

To find out more and/or become part of the working group contact: Amabile Dario, Postdoctoral Research Fellow on (02) 8627 6825 or 0451 201 496 or email: (preferred). 


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