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Our survey at age 5½ years is now underway!

2017 will see a fresh round of phone interviews with families as we continue to chart the progress of the Elfe children, now into their sixth year of life. Our researchers will carry on monitoring their health and development, as well as their environment, but new topics, such as peer relationships and parents childrearing practices, will also be broached in the questionnaire. The main follow-up stages

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How do our children grow? Until recently, no large-scale study had been conducted to answer this question in France. Now, at long last, researchers from many different backgrounds have started to follow the lives of children, from the day they were born up to their 20th birthday. They will be exploring every aspect of these children’s lives, in order to measure the impact of their family circumstances, living conditions and the environment on their physical and psychological development, health and socialization.

First scientific meeting

Researchers present the results of their projects (13 March 2017, FIAP Jean Monnet, Paris).
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Just published

« Use of infant formula in the ELFE study: The association with social and health-related factors », Maternal & Child Nutrition, 2017. [Link]

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