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Whitaker Robert C., Gooze Rachel A., Hughes Cayce C., Finkelstein Daniel, December 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of obesity prevention practices in Head Start programs and an exploration of program characteristics associated with healthy eating and physical activity, based on a survey of 1,583 programs nationwide
Hyde Eileen, Winter 2009
Reports & Papers
An examination of the perceived benefits of the Afterschool Supper Program component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in Oregon to program participants, based on survey of CACFP participants in Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah…
McWilliams Christina, Ball Sarah C., Benjamin Sara E., Hales Derek, Vaughn Amber E., Ward Dianne Stanton, December, 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An assessment of the physical activity environments of 96 child care centers from 33 counties across North Carolina, and a comparison of results with the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-assessment for Child Care (NAPSACC) best-practice…
Alkon Abbey, Bernzweig Jane, To Kim, Wolff Mimi, Mackie Joanna F., September/October 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the effects of county-level child care health consultation intervention programs on child care centers? health and safety policies and practices from a 3-year experimental study in 5 California counties with 73 intervention and 38…
Fees Bronwyn S., Bopp Melissa, Dzewaltowski David A., Trost Stewart G., July/August 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of family child care home (FCCH) providers' perceptions of appropriate physical activity (PA), current practices, and perceived barriers to inclusion of PA within their programs from coded transcriptions of focus group interviews with…
Beets Michael W., Beighle Aaron, Erwin Heather E., Huberty Jennifer L., June 2009
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A Meta-analysis of 13 articles from 11 after-school interventions on the effectiveness of after-school programs in increasing physical activity
Shor Ron, Friedman Adina, May 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the inclusion and obstacles to inclusion of nutrition-related educational components in early childhood professionals' programming for at risk children, based on a survey of 60 graduate students enrolled in an Master of Arts Early…
Stark Deborah Roderick, Mann Tammy, Fitzgerald Hiram, March 01, 2009
Other
Peer Reviewed
A series of program, policy, and research-related suggestions for increasing the provision of mental health services through Early Head Start, and a discussion of the implementation of the recommendations made at the Infant Mental Health Forum in…
Upshur Carole C., Wenz-Gross Melodie, Reed George, Q1 2009
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the effect of Together For Kids, an intervention in which a Child Development Advisor (CDA) consultant provides program-, family-, and child-focused mental health services at a child care center, on the rate of behavior problems, based on…
McCann Carey E., January, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An account of efforts to incorporate children's health and mental health into the early childhood system and policy agenda in Illinois
Coleman Karen J., Geller Karly, Rosenkranz Richard R., Dzewaltowski David A., December, 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
No research to date has extensively described moderate and vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and healthful eating (HE) opportunities in the after-school environment. The current study described the quality of the after-school environment for its…
Cashmore Aaron W., Jones Sandra C., Winter 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A qualitative exploration of factors and issues influencing the physical activity of children in extended-day child care centers, based on focus group interviews with 20 child care workers employed by five child care centers in inner Sydney
Tal Clodie, Fares Eshtiak, Azmi Rim, Waab Waffa, December 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An account of a play-based initiative to enhance the health-related learning of preschoolers and kindergarteners in a religious minority community
Huang Denise, La Torre Deborah, Oh Christine, Harven Aletha, Huber Lindsay Perez, Leon Seth, Mostafavi Sima, December, 2008
Reports & Papers
A process and outcomes evaluation of Salsa, Sabor y Salud (SSS), a child-centered adaptation of a healthy lifestyles program for Latino families, that examined the effect of program participation on elementary school students' and program…
Ward Dianne Stanton, Benjamin Sara E., Ammerman Alice S., Ball Sarah C., Neelon Brian H., Bangdiwala Shrikant I, October 2008
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the impact of a Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) intervention to promote healthy weight development in preschool children on child care practices, environments, and polieces in 56 intervention…