Nina Chad is Infant and Young Child Feeding Consultant for the World Health Organization. She is a member of the Public Health Association of Australia, the World Public Health Nutrition Association, and the Australian Breastfeeding Association. Her research aims at improving children's health and nutritional status by improving health communication and supporting parents in the mammoth task of raising healthy children. Her PhD project investigated the influence of the marketing of toddler milks on attitudes and beliefs about infant feeding in Australia using a Social Marketing framework and drawing on my background in Applied Philosophy (Ethics). Since 2014, she has been applying her knowledge and skills to a broad set of public health challenges that affect children.
My most recent project delivered a suite of tools and resources to help health professionals and parents communicate more effectively about childhood vaccinations. The SKAI website for parents is at www.talkingaboutimmunisation.org.au. Information for health professionals can be accessed via the SKAI eLearning module a thttps://learn.nps.org.au/mod/page/view.php?id=11018.