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Saunders Ruth P., Dowda Marsha, Pfeiffer Karin A., Brown William H., Pate Russell R., 22 December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Center-based early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs are well-positioned to create positive impacts on the health and development of large numbers of young children by promoting physical activity using evidence-based programs. Studies…

Howie Erin Kaye, Brewer Alisa Elena, Brown William H., Saunders Ruth P., Pate Russell R., August, 2016
Reports & Papers
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For public health interventions to have a meaningful impact on public health, they must be disseminated to the wider population. Systematic planning and evaluation of dissemination efforts can aid translation from experimental trials to larger…
Pate Russell R., Brown William H., Pfeiffer Karin A., Howie Erin Kaye, Saunders Ruth P., Addy Cheryl L., Dowda Marsha, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Introduction: A majority of preschool-aged children spend a significant portion of every weekday in a preschool or child care setting, where they typically participate in limited physical activity. This study determined if an ecologic physical…
Howie Erin Kaye, Brewer Alisa Elena, Dowda Marsha, McIver Kerry L., Saunders Ruth P., Pate Russell R., January, 2016
Reports & Papers
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BACKGROUND: Preschool settings vary greatly, and research has shown that interventions are more successful when they can be adapted to individual settings. This is a descriptive case study of how 2 teachers successfully adapted and implemented a…
Soltero Erica G., Ledoux Tracey, Lee Rebecca E., December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Eating in the Absence of Hunger (EAH) represents a failure to self-regulate intake leading to overconsumption. Existing research on EAH has come from the clinical setting, limiting our understanding of this behavior. The purpose of this study was to…
Howie Erin Kaye, Brewer Alisa Elena, Brown William H., Pfeiffer Karin A., Saunders Ruth P., Pate Russell R., June, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite evidence that preschoolers spend the majority of their time in sedentary activities, few physical activity interventions have focused on preschool-age children. Health promotion interventions that can be integrated into the daily routines of…
Herrick Heidi, Thompson Hannah, Kinder Jennifer, Madsen Kristine A., October, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between participation in a Sports, Play, and Recreation for Youth (SPARK) program and physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and weight status, based on data from 100 fifth grade students in after school programs…
Ramey Craig T., Campbell Frances A., Burchinal Margaret, Skinner Martie, Gardner Dave, Ramey Sharon L., 2000
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A report on the long-term child and mother outcomes of the Abecedarian Project, a two-phase, comparative, early childhood education, pediatric healthcare, and family support program