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Williams Bethany, Sisson Susan B., Dev Dipti A., Lowery Bryce, Horm Diane M., Campbell Janis E. (Janis Elaine), Finneran Denise A., Graef-Downard Jennifer, Whaley Linda, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The influence of community-built environments on physical activity (PA) support in Early Childhood Education settings (ECEs) is unknown. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to determine associations between community PA environments and…

Dinkel Danae, Rech John P., Guo Yage, Bice Matthew R., Hulse Emily, Behrends Donnia, Burger Christy, Dev Dipti A., 2021
Reports & Papers
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Go Nutrition and Physical activity Self Assessment in Child Care (NAP SACC) is an evidence based intervention developed to positively impact childhood obesity in early childhood education (ECE) facilities. One focus of Go NAP SACC is the…

Kohel Kara, Hatton-Bowers Holly, Williams Natalie A., Dev Dipti A., Behrends Donnia, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Dingman Holly, Dinkel Danae, Gebhart Liz, 2021
Reports & Papers
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Purpose Breastfeeding and responsive feeding are important practices that support the health of infants and women. In the United States, breastfeeding continuation rates remain lower than recommended, and working women face additional challenges…

Dinkel Danae, Dev Dipti A., Guo Yage, Sedani Ami, Hulse Emily, Rida Zainab, Abel Kayla, October-December 2020
Reports & Papers
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The purpose of this study was to examine the physical activity environment in childcare programs across type (childcare centers [CCCs] and family childcare homes [FCCHs]) and geographic location (urban and rural) as assessed by physical activity…
Dev Dipti A., Garcia Aileen, Tovar Alison, Hatton-Bowers Holly, Franzen-Castle Lisa, Rida Zainab, Reddish Linda, Smith Jasmin A., Burger Christy, Dinkel Danae, Behrends Donnia, Hulse Emily, Sheridan Susan M., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To examine contextual factors that may influence child care providers' motivators for attending nutrition-related training and their preferences and barriers to attending professional development training. Design: Cross-sectional survey…
Sleet Kaysha, Sisson Susan B., Dev Dipti A., Love Charlotte, Williams Mary B., Hoffman Leah, Jernigan Valarie Blue Bird, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
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Background: Establishing healthy eating habits early affects lifelong dietary intake, which has implications for many health outcomes. With children spending time in early care and education (ECE) programs, teachers establish the daytime meal…
Dev Dipti A., Williams Natalie A., Iruka Iheoma U., Garcia Aileen, Guo Yage, Patwardhan Irina, Cummings Katrina P., Rida Zainab, Hulse Emily, Sedani Ami, September, 2018
Reports & Papers
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Objective: To determine if family childcare homes (FCCH) in Nebraska meet best practices for nutrition and screen time, and if focusing on nutrition and screen time policies and practices improves the FCCH environment. Design: A pre-post evaluation…
Dev Dipti A., Stage Virginia C., Schober Daniel J., McBride Brent A., Kok Car Mun, Ramsay Samantha A., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
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Background National childhood obesity prevention policies recommend that child-care providers educate young children about nutrition to improve their nutrition knowledge and eating habits. Yet, the provision of nutrition education (NE) to children…
Dev Dipti A., Speirs Katherine E., Williams Natalie A., Ramsay Samantha A., McBride Brent A., Hatton-Bowers Holly, November, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Supporting children's self-regulation in eating through caregivers' practice of responsive feeding is paramount to obesity prevention, and while much attention has been given to supporting children's self-regulation in eating through parents'…
Dev Dipti A., Byrd-Williams Courtney E., Ramsay Samantha A., McBride Brent A., Srivastava Deepa, Murriel Ashleigh, Arcan Chrisa, Adachi-Mejia Anna M., March, 2017
Reports & Papers
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Purpose: Using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics benchmarks as a framework, this study examined childcare providers' (Head Start [HS], Child and Adult Care Food Program [CACFP] funded, and non-CACFP) perspectives regarding communicating with…
Dev Dipti A., McBride Brent A., Speirs Katherine E., Blitch Kimberly, Williams Natalie A., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background National early childhood obesity prevention policies recommend that child-care providers avoid controlling feeding practices (CFP) (eg, pressure-to-eat, food as reward, and praising children for cleaning their plates) with children to…
Lisson Sarah, Goodell L. Suzanne, Dev Dipti A., Wilkerson Kristi, Hegde Archana V., Stage Virginia C., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: The purpose of this study was to provide new insight into common barriers to the availability and use of nutrition education (NE) resources in Head Start preschool programs based on administrator and teacher perceptions. Methods: In-depth…
Dev Dipti A., Speirs Katherine E., McBride Brent A., Donovan Sharon M., Chapman-Novakofski Karen, Q4 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper presents a qualitative investigation of the motivators, barriers, and facilitators for practicing family-style meal service (FSMS) from the perspective of 18 child care providers serving preschool children in Head Start (HS), Child and…
Dev Dipti A., McBride Brent A., Speirs Katherine E., Donovan Sharon M., Cho Hyun Keun, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Few child-care providers meet the national recommendations for healthful feeding practices. Effective strategies are needed to address this disparity, but research examining influences on child-care providers' feeding practices is limited. The…
Dev Dipti A., 2013
Reports & Papers
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics released a position statement in 2012 regarding benchmarks for nutrition in child care to establish healthful eating behaviors in early childhood and prevent obesity in young children. Further, recent…