Children as health advocates in families

This project intends to examine how health knowledge taken home by primary-aged children affects children’s wellbeing, family food practices and family relationships. Widespread public concern with obesity means children can be seen as advocates for change in family health practices. The project plans to investigate the consequences for children and families of primary school healthy eating programs, with particular attention to diverse family groups. It plans to use a multi-method qualitative approach including video diaries and interviews with children and parents within families. Results are expected to inform school health and education policy practices and provide resources for those working on health issues with primary-school-aged children and families, to facilitate child and family wellbeing.

Australian Research Council Discovery Project

JaneMaree Maher; Janice Wright; Jo Lindsay; Claire Tanner; Deana Leahy


Engagement is a main ambition of the Faculty of Arts. Engagement can take many forms. Partnerships can be formed in surprising ways. What we can deliver across many fields of research will impress. We are keen and prepared to form new collaborations.

Ways to Engage

The Arts Research Business Development Office provides research and professional support for the Faculty’s academic staff.

Telephone:  +61 3 990 58547
Fax:  +61 3 990 51497
Email: arts-research-enquiries@monash.edu

Arts Research Business Development Office, 3rd Floor West, Menzies Building, Clayton Campus

For Staff: ARBDO Intranet

See also: Our people

Contact Us

Monash University