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FoodParenting

Full Title
Food Parenting: study of a new web-based parent intervention
Description

This project, performed in collaboration with UL’s Psychology school, aims to develop, pilot test and study the efficacy of a brief mobile web-based intervention directed to parents of 2-to-6-year-old children, as an effective format to promote young children’s consumption of fruits and vegetables and decrease intake of added sugars. A self-regulation approach aiming at changing parents’ feeding practices, habits and perception of barriers is proposed, with individual goal-setting, reactive monitoring, individualized feedback and modeling of effective strategies as main methodologies. A supplementary social support component is tested. A three-branch RCT with four assessment moments will be used to study the efficacy, the predictors of parental and children’s outcomes and of dropout rates. A platform accessible through mobile applications will provide an individualized program, attractive information, weekly monitoring, individualized feedback, and tailored modeling through animated characters representing different parents

Funding Entity
FCT
Reference
PTDC/PSI-GER/30432/2017
Start Date
01/09/2018
End Date
31/08/2022
Coordinator
Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa
Partners
LASIGE
Principal Investigator at LASIGE
Tiago Guerreiro
Team at LASIGE
Status
Ongoing