Mothers & Others Project

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Photo by Margaret Bentley

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GGG_m&o_countryMothers & Others: Family-Based Obesity Prevention

This project delivers tailored guidance on infant care, feeding, and
growth to families of infants at high risk for pediatric obesity.


Families with infants that are at high risk for obesity receive tailored guidance on infant care, feeding, and growth through this project. Read More

Mothers and Others uses a combination of home-based visits, tailored newsletters, and novel media technology to deliver a program that begins in the second trimester of pregnancy and continues through 18 months of age. The project targets the factors that influence how, when, and what infants are fed, which has an impact of the development of obesity.

The project targets low-income African American because AA infants are at a higher risk of overweight than whites. The project includes components for “other” caregivers, who are designated by the mother as important to the feeding and care of the child (e.g., grandmothers).

Project Team

  • Peggy Bentley (Principal Investigator)
  • Heather Wasser (Project Director)
  • Co-investigators: Cynthia Bulik, Barbara Davis-Goldman, Myles Faith, Eric Hodges, Eliana Perrin, Chirayath Suchindran


Sponsored by: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Total funding: $3,000,000


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