Creating healthy eating environments for toddlers by adopting habits project

Are you the parent of a toddler? Would you like to help researchers at Curtin University look at ways to improve toddlers eating habits?

The Creating Healthy Eating Environments for Toddlers by Adopting Habits project (also known as the CHEETAH project) are looking for 3 consumer or community members to join their advisory committee.

Applications close: Friday 1st of February 2019

About the project 

Bad eating habits can be very hard to break; however the ways bad habits form ( e.g. eating lollies when watching television) can be used to form good eating habits (e.g. eating vegetables with meals). The research team at Curtin University want to improve toddlers eating habits through designing a parent-focused innovative online tool.  

Three behaviours the team have identified as troublesome to parents of toddlers will be targeted:

  • eating a healthy breakfast
  • always having vegetables with dinner and with every snack
  • drinking water with meals 

About the position

We are looking for 3 parents of children aged 2 – 3 years to be part of an advisory committee. You can be part of the group either by skype or attend face to face meetings.

What am I expected to do?

We would like you to provide advice on:

  • the development of the online tool including:
    • ease of use
    • content
  • promotion
  • evaluation
  • future frant applications - including lay summaries

How long am I expected to be involved?

18 months starting in February.

When are meetings held?

Monthly for the first 6 months then every 3 months over the following year. Meetings are being held at Curtin University Bentley Campus 

What support is offered?

$30 per hour honorarium is paid. Training and support is offered by the Consumer and Community Health Research Network

Applications close: Friday 1st of February 2019