Background: Because early life growth has long-lasting metabolic and
behavioral consequences, intervention during this period of developmental plasticity
may alter long-term obesity risk. While modifiable factors during infancy have been
identified, until recently, preventive interventions had not been tested. The
Intervention Nurses Star... read moreting Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories (INSIGHT). Study
is a longitudinal, randomized, controlled trial evaluating a responsive parenting
intervention designed for the primary prevention of obesity. This "parenting"
intervention is being compared with a home safety control among first-born infants
and their parents. INSIGHT's central hypothesis is that responsive parenting and
specifically responsive feeding promotes self-regulation and shared parent-child
responsibility for feeding, reducing subsequent risk for overeating and
Keywords: Obesity, Prevention, Infancy, Responsiveness, Home visitation,
Paul, Ian, Jennifer S. Williams, Stephanie Anzman-Frasca,
Jessica S. Beiler, Kateryna D. Makova, Michele E. Marini, Lindsey B. Hess, Susan E.
Rzucidlo, Nicole Verdiglione, Jodi A. Mindell, and Leann L. Birch. "The Intervention
Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories (INSIGHT) study." BMC Pediatrics
14, no. 1 (12, 2014): 1-15.