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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…

Agard Becky, Zeng Nan, McCloskey Morgan, Johnson Susan L., Bellows Laura, September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Establishing physical activity (PA) and motor behaviors in early childhood are important for developing healthy activity behaviors. Parents play a central role in shaping young children’s PA and fundamental motor skills (FMS). This…

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…

Hughes Sheryl O., Power Thomas G., Beck Ashley, Betz Drew, Goodell L. Suzanne, Hopwood Veronica, Jaramillo J. Andrea, Lanigan Jane, Martinez AnaMaria Diez, Micheli Nilda, Olivera Yadira, Overath Irene, Parker Louise, Ramos Guadalupe, Thompson Yuri Peralta, Johnson Susan L., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
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Objective: To assess the short-term effects of an obesity prevention program promoting eating self-regulation and healthy food preferences in low-income Hispanic children. Design: Randomized controlled trial with pretest, posttest, and 6- and 12-…
Johnson Susan L., Moding Kameron J., Maloney Katheryn, Bellows Laura, 01 September, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Food neophobia, or reluctance to try new foods, emerges typically in early childhood and can impact child food acceptance and dietary quality. Measures of child neophobia have largely been developed from an adult point of view and the items focusing…
McCloskey Morgan, Johnson Susan L., Benz Cristen, Thompson Darcy A., Chamberlin Barbara, Clark Lauren, Bellows Laura, January, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To describe child use and parents' beliefs and comfort with young children's use of mobile devices in low-income, rural communities. Methods: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study. The survey, which consisted of 18 multiple-part…
Johnson Susan L., Ramsay Samantha A., Shultz Jill Armstrong, Branen Laurel J., Fletcher Janice, November-December 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives: To explore child care staff and parent perspectives and communications about children's eating in child care. Design: Focus groups (FGs) conducted with child care staff and parents. Setting: Four Western states in the United States.…
Chika Satoko, Shultz Jill Armstrong, Johnson Susan L., Branen Laurel J., Fletcher Janice, October-December 2011
Reports & Papers
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A survey of child care staff perceptions of the appropriateness and likelihood of discussions about child overweight and obesity issues with parents, based on the questionnaire responses of a purposive national sample of 271 early childhood teachers
Sigman-Grant Madeleine, Christiansen Elizabeth, Fernandez George, Fletcher Janice, Johnson Susan L., Branen Laurel J., Price Beth A., September, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

A comparison of feeding practices between child care centers that did and did not receive funding and support from the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and an assessment of training factors that could account for differences among…

Ramsay Samantha A., Branen Laurel J., Fletcher Janice, Price Elizabeth, Johnson Susan L., Sigman-Grant Madeleine, July-August 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of verbal communication between child care providers and preschool children about internal and non-internal hunger and satiation cues at mealtime based on video observation transcripts of 29 Head Start staff and 127 children at 26 licensed…