On-line and in control: PEACH™ (Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health) Lifestyle
Associate Professor Anthea Magarey
Childhood obesity is a global problem with little evidence to inform practice. Our PEACH™ RCT program is one of few programs to demonstrate effectiveness and has been translated to community settings in SA and QLD .The program targets parents of overweight primary schoolers, taking a family-focussed approach to improve lifestyles and weight status. Recruitment is difficult due to sensitivity of the issue and poor recognition of the problem; retention is challenged by the need for long term support. The proposed program will address these issues to improve children’s health, state-wide.