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Horodynski Mildred A. Omar, Stommel Manfred, September/October 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Weight problems in children are increasing at an alarming rate, especially among low-income populations. This concern requires effective strategies to promote healthy eating. A quasi-experiment was used to assess the effectiveness of an intervention…
Wise Sarah, da Silva Lisa, Webster Elizabeth, Sanson Ann, July 2005
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the impact of a sample of public programs in Australia, the United States and other countries which aim to improve early childhood development and children's health, focusing on cost-effectiveness and sustainability of the benefits…
Wise Sarah, da Silva Lisa, Webster Elizabeth, Sanson Ann, July 2005
Executive Summary
An executive summary of an evaluation of the impact of a sample of public programs in Australia, the United States and other countries which aim to improve early childhood development and children's health, focusing on cost-effectiveness and…
Fitzgibbon Marian L., Stolley Melinda R., Schiffer Linda A., Van Horn Linda, Christoffel Katherine K., Dyer Alan R., May, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives To assess the impact of a culturally proficient dietary/physical activity intervention on changes in body mass index (BMI) (kg/m2). Study design Randomized controlled trial (Hip-Hop to Health Jr.) conducted between September 1999 and June…
Yin Zenong, Hanes, Jr. John, Moore Justin B., Humbles Patricia, Barbeau Paule, Gutin Bernard, March, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article describes the process of setting up a 3-year, school-based after-school physical activity intervention in elementary schools. The primary aim of the study is to determine whether adiposity and fitness will improve in children who are…
Coleman Gayle, Horodynski Mildred A. Omar, Contreras Dawn, Hoerr Sharon M., March/April 2005
Other
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this article is to describe the Nutrition Education Aimed at Toddlers (NEAT) curriculum, a series of 4 lessons and 18 reinforcing activities designed to help rural, low-income parents gain the knowledge and skills needed to help their…
Southward Linda H., Blanchard Troy, Hanna Heather, Buffum Lindsay, 2005
Reports & Papers
A study of the practices, knowledge and perspectives of early child care directors on the health needs of children and families they serve in five states (Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, and Vermont)
Benjamin Sara E., Ward Dianne Stanton, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
A comparative study of different types of training components of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care project (NAP SACC) in terms of their overall effectiveness at preparing Child Health Care Consultants (CCHCs) to…
Wall Sarah J., 2005
Reports & Papers
An investigation of the effects of an acute bout of physical activity on the cortisol levels of low income, African American children attending preschool and an examination of their response to and recovery from the physical activity
O'Connor Justen P., Temple Viviene, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the beliefs of Australian family child care providers in terms of the provision of physical activity as well as an investigation of the constraints and facilitators to providing more physical activity for children
Hayney Mary S., Bartell Julie C., 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Results of surveys given to staff in 5 child care centers on their views of the importance of immunization for young children, especially influenza immunization, before and after presentations of an educational program at school staff meetings
Padget Alison, Briley Margaret E., 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study comparing the food intake of 3-5 year olds in child care centers with food pyramid guidelines for young children
Bellows Laura, Anderson Jennifer, 2005
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Colorado State University will implement the Food Friends and Mighty Moves program to address the need for Head Start and preschool programs to promote healthy food choices, dietary variety, and increased physical activity with children and parents…
California Childcare Health Program, December, 2004
Executive Summary
A summary of a study of the effects of health consultation services on the health and safety of children in child care and early education programs
Datar Ashlesha, Sturm Roland, Magnabosco Jennifer L., 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study examining the relationship between childhood obesity and academic achievement, using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K)