Determinants of infant adiposity during the first 6 months of life: evidence from the Baby-bod study


Date & Time
Continuing Education(USA)
Duration1 hour
CPEUs Awarded1.0
Performance Indicators8.1.2, 8.1.5
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About the webinar:

In this webinar, Manoja Herath will walk you through her research findings on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease hypothesis – that is, that environmental exposures in-utero and early infancy may mediate the programming of obesity and comorbidities in adulthood. Manoja will explain why adiposity during infancy is important, how adiposity is measured in infants and the prenatal and postnatal factors that affect infant adiposity.


About the speakers:

Ms Manoja Herath is a final year PhD candidate at the School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania. She is a recipient of the University of Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship. Her PhD project primarily focuses on maternal influences on adiposity in infants. In this early stage in her research career, she has 7 publications, including 2 first-author papers in highly regarded peer-reviewed journals. She has presented her research to a diverse range of audiences, including the esteemed Royal Society of Tasmania. Recently, she won the prestigious Nestlé Nutrition Institute Emerging Researcher Award 2021 for an oral presentation based on her research aimed to understand the determinants of adiposity in 0-6 months old infants.



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