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QUESTS Co-Chair Dr Catherine Houghton and QUESTS Education Working Group member Dr Elaine Toomey are co-authors on a qualitative evidence synthesis of parental experiences and perceptions of infant complementary feeding, published on December 15, 2017 in Obesity Reviews.

This qualitative synthesis examines parents’ experiences and perceptions of infant feeding behaviours, namely infant weaning and introduction to solids and first foods. Results will inform the development of a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity by the Health Research Board-funded CHErIsH team, along with another synthesis being conducted  in collaboration with QUESTS.

Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar led this synthesis with a team from University College Cork (Dr Carol Sinnott and Prof Patricia Kearney) and NUI Galway (Dr Elaine Toomey, Dr Molly Byrne, Dr Caroline Heary, Dr Jenny McSharry, Dr Colette Kelly, and Dr Catherine Houghton).


Pictured L-R: Dr Michelle Queally, Dr Elaine Toomey, Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Prof Molly Byrne, and Dr Catherine Hayes.