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Table 1 Stage and focus of the intervention

From: Early intervention of multiple home visits to prevent childhood obesity in a disadvantaged population: a home-based randomised controlled trial (Healthy Beginnings Trial)

  Time of visit
Focus of each visit Before child's birth At 1 month At 3 months At 5 months At 9 months At 12 months At 15 months At 24 months
Breastfeeding +++ +++ +++ + + +/-   
Introduction of solids   ++ +++ ++ ++ ++   
Food texture and serving size     + ++ ++ +++ +
Bottle vs cup feeding     + ++ +++ + +++
Introduction of cow's milk   + + + ++ ++ ++ +++
Consumption of 'extra' foods   + + + + ++ ++ ++
Healthy food choices (no food rewards)     + + ++ ++ +++
Parent-child interaction + + + + + + + +
Family and social support + + + + + + + +
Physical activity/Active Play   +/- + + + ++ +++ +++
Sedentary behaviours eg TV viewing   +/- + + + ++ ++ +++