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Swindle Taren, Phelps Joshua, Schrick Britney, Johnson Susan L., December 1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The early care and education (ECE) environment has the potential to affect both children and their families. Food insecurity in ECE and its management may be an important influence. Objectives of this mixed methods study were to (1) elicit…

Swindle Taren, McBride Nicole M., Selig James P., Johnson Susan L., Whiteside-Mansell Leanne, Martin Janna, Staley Audra, Curran Geoffrey M., May 12 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Together, We Inspire Smart Eating (WISE) is an intervention for the early care and education setting to support children’s exposure to and intake of fruits and vegetables. WISE emphasizes 4 evidence-based practices (EBPs): (1) use of…

Ezran Marie, Trude Angela C. B., Hepworth Allison D., Black Maureen M., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective: To evaluate demographic differences in parent website engagement in a child care−based wellness intervention. Design: Parent-reported demographic characteristics and observed website engagement were averaged by child care centers…

Lebron Cynthia N., Ofori Ashley, Sardinas Krystal, Luaces Maria, Natale Ruby, Messiah Sarah E., May, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It has been established that the childcare centre (CCC) is a setting suitable for healthy weight promotion efforts. As the field advances, it is important to understand the barriers and facilitators to early childhood obesity prevention…
Kracht Chelsea L., Webster Elizabeth Kipling, Staiano Amanda E., 24 March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Early childhood education (ECE) centers are an important place for preschool-aged children to obtain physical activity (PA). A U.S. state government (Louisiana) recently updated requirements for licensed centers' PA and screen-time…
Schuler Brittany R., Fowler Baylie, Rubio Diana, Kilby Sarah, Wang Yan, Hager Erin R., Black Maureen M., September, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To assess the impact of a multilevel nutrition intervention for low-income child care environments, staff, and center-enrolled children. Design: A cluster-randomized, controlled trial conducted among eligible centers. Staff and parent…
Joseph Elizabeth D., Kracht Chelsea L., St. Romain Jessica, Allen Andrew T., Barbaree Caroline, Martin Corby K., Staiano Amanda E., 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Early care and education (ECE) providers and parents can facilitate physical activity (PA) and reduce screen time in preschoolers. Input from caregivers on barriers and facilitators of PA and screen time is needed to comprehensively address these…

Staiano Amanda E., Webster Elizabeth Kipling, Allen Andrew T., Jarrell Amber R., Martin Corby K., August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Few preschool children meet physical activity recommendations, whereas the majority exceeds screen-time recommendations. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of screen-time policies and practices with children’s…
Francis Lucine, Shodeinde Lara, Black Maureen M., Allen Jerilyn, 10 June, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed

Childhood obesity is a major public health concern in the US. More than a third of young children 2-5 years old are placed in nonrelative child care for the majority of the day, making the child care setting an important venue to spearhead…

Morshed Alexandra B., Davis Sally M., Keane Patricia C., Myers Orrin B., Mishra Shiraz I., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
BACKGROUND: The Child Health Initiative for Lifelong Eating and Exercise is a multicomponent obesity-prevention intervention, which was evaluated among Head Start (HS) centers in American Indian and predominantly Hispanic communities in rural New…
Robson Shannon M., Khoury Jane C., Kalkwarf Heidi J., Copeland Kristen A., September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Background The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends children attending full-time child care obtain one-half to two-thirds of daily nutrient needs during their time at the child-care center, leaving one-third to one-half to be consumed away…
Alhassan Sofiya, Greever Cory, Nwaokelemeh Ogechi, Mendoza Albert, Barr-Anderson Daheia J., Winter 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Traditional physical activity (PA) programs have not been effective in increasing PA in African-American girls. Currently, there is limited information regarding the components of PA programs that drive participation in African-American girls.…

Cruz Theresa H., Davis Sally M., FitzGerald Courtney A., Canaca Glenda F., Keane Patricia C., June, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Engagement, recruitment and retention of participants are critical to the success of research studies but specific strategies are rarely elucidated in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to describe the engagement, recruitment and retention…
Wojcicki Janet M., Heyman Melvin B., September, 2012
Other
Peer Reviewed
Recommendations that the United States Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Food Care Program, which manages the meal patterns in child care centers such as Head Start, promote the elimination of fruit juice in favor of whole fruit for…
Yin Zenong, Moore Justin B., Johnson Maribeth H., Vernon Marlo M., Gutin Bernard, February, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A cluster randomized study of the effects of the Medical College of Georgia FitKid Program (FitKid), a three-year, voluntary, no-fee, after school obesity prevention and physical activity program, on percentage of body fat, cardiorespiratory fitness…