OzFITS: The Australian Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study


Why are we interested in what babies eat and drink?

The first two years of a baby’s life set the foundation for dietary patterns later in life. Previous national nutrition surveys did not include children under two years, therefore information on their diets is limited.

In this study, we would like to find out what children under two years of age are eating and drinking. Our study also aims to find out how today’s diets and feeding practices compare to Australian dietary guidelines.

With this information, we will provide better nutrition information to parents and caregivers about nutrition in the early years.

Who can take part?

You may be able to take part in this study if you are the parent or primary caregiver of a child between 0 and 24 months of age without major health issues that affect feeding behaviour.

How to participate

  1. Once your eligibility is confirmed, we will call you to collect some background information about you and your family, such as contact details, age, education, household size, and occupation. We will also ask you questions about your child’s feeding history such as breastfeeding and introduction to solid foods.
  2. We will then send you a package with a food record booklet (diary) and portion size guide. In the booklet, you will record everything your baby eats and drinks. Once complete, you can either text or email us your diary entries.
  3. Once you’ve finished recording, we will contact you to go through your diary entries and enter them in our software. You will receive a $20 supermarket gift voucher for completing step 1. If you are selected to keep a food diary, you will receive an additional $20 voucher upon completion of step 3.

For more information

Download Study Materials

Download OzFITS information brochure v2.2 (PDF 925KB)

Download OzFITS Participant Information Statement and Consent Form v2.2 (PDF 207KB)

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