Family by Family: Addressing childhood obesity through local understandings and local solutions
Professor Megan Warin
The University of Adelaide
Innovative ways of tackling childhood obesity in disadvantaged communities are urgently needed. This mixed-methods research will evaluate a new South Australian model of family support (Family by Family) in a community where childhood obesity is a significant problem. Family by Family comprises a network of families who have themselves come through hardship and mentor other families to be healthy and thrive. This project is significant as it addresses childhood obesity and disadvantage from the perspective of local understandings and local solutions, and not from a ‘one size fits all’ model.