[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE150101921]
Researchers Dr Rute Santos
Brief description The levels of sedentary behaviour are now alarmingly high in toddlers, yet little is known about the effect of this behaviour on cognitive development and executive functions during early childhood. This 15 month cluster randomised controlled trial will examine the effects of reduced sitting time on cognitive development and executive functions in Australian toddlers from low socio-economic families. This project aims to develop and implement evidence-based strategies and policies designed to optimise developmental and health outcomes in young children, specifically in those from a low socio-economic status, thus giving young children the best start in life.
Funding Amount 357000
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award