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Weaning practices on the island of Ireland

Project Reference: 11-2015

Status: Completed

Commencement Date: March, 2016

Project Duration: 18 months


The aim of this research is to investigate parents’ knowledge, attitudes and their practices around weaning their child(ren) between the ages of 4 and 12 months of age on the island of Ireland.

Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Colette Kelly, NUI Galway


Prof Patricia Kearney, UCC

Prof Jayne Woodside, Queens University Belfast

Dr Janas Harrington, UCC

Dr Sheena McHugh, UCC

Dr Molly Byrne, NUI Galway

Dr Caroline Heary, NUI Galway

Prof Catherine Hayes, Trinity College Centre for Health Sciences

Dr Seamus Morrissey, Galway City Partnership




Peer Reviews:

Dissemination of safefood funded weaning on the island of Ireland study (as of July 2018)

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