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Health visitors fear loss of rapport by asking parents about infant nutrition

Transition nutrition data from child health records could be beneficial in health promotion

Health visitors worry about losing rapport by asking parents standardised questions about infants' nutrition, but data collection is needed

Health visitors may be reluctant to question parents of young children about nutrition due to concerns that they could lose rapport, even though such surveys are useful, a Scottish study shows.

The transition to solid feeding sets the foundations for future healthy eating, but there is no routine data collection on infant dietary diversity.

This study developed a transition nutrition survey with questions on types of food, aversive feeding behaviours, flavour categories and sugar intake. Questions were compatible with health visitors’ electronic records completed on tablets.

The survey was administered by

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