Table 2

Outcome measures for the study

Phase One: intervention phase (0–2 years)

Phase Two: follow up phase (3–5 years)


Primary Measures

Duration of breastfeeding/timing of introduction of solids

Intake of 'extra'1 foods at age 2 years

Intake of 'extra' foods at age 3,4 & 5 years

Intake of fruit and vegetables at age 2 years

Intake of fruit and vegetables at age 3,4 & 5 years

Serving size at age 2 years

Serving size at age 3,4 & 5 years

Amount of television viewing at age 2 years

Amount of television viewing at age 3,4 & 5 years

Family nutrition and physical activity

Family nutrition and physical activity

Time spent undertaking active play at age 2 years

Time spent undertaking active play at age 3,4 & 5 years

Anthropometric measures of the child at age 2 years

Anthropometric measures of the child at age 3,4 & 5 years

Secondary Measures

Parent-child interaction

Parental knowledge/attitudes about childhood obesity

Acceptability of the intervention to mothers and families

Partner and family support


1 'Extra' foods include chips, wedges & crisps; takeaway burgers, pizza & chicken; sweetened drinks

Wen et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:76   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-76

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