Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Center Projects

Knocking Down Barriers to Fruit and Vegetable Consumption at School: Unpacking the problem of time to eat

Emerging research suggests that the scheduling of recess relative to eating time at lunch and how much time is provided for students to eat school lunch may impact plate waste and consumption of fruits and vegetables by students.

Active Healthy Families Study

For the "Active Healthy Families Study", the CWH will evaluate the efficacy of an innovative and sustainable group medical appointment model for the prevention and treatment of child obesity among Hispanic children ages 5-12 years.

CA4Health

The CA4Health project aims to reduce health disparities in California by conducting interventions to promote health in 12 counties where health status indicators suggest the greatest need.

Evaluation of TCE Healthy School Meals

In December 2010, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), also known as the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, was signed into law.

The role of fortified beverages in childhood obesity prevention: Implications for current state and local policy development

For the study "The role of fortified beverages in childhood obesity prevention: Implications for current state and local policy development", UCB, with California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA), conducted the nutritional assessment of 25 fortified beverages and of the nutrition/health claims made in product marketing campaigns.

California Children's Power Play! Campaign Evaluation Study

The CWH will evaluate the “Network for a Healthy California – Children’s Power Play! Campaign,” an intervention aimed at improving fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, selected psychosocial and environmental factors among fourth- and fifth-grade children attending low resource public schools in San Diego and Imperial counties in the 2011-2012 school year.

Creating a movement to reduce obesity: Transforming communities

Research has shown that increasing fruit and vegetables alone will not decrease rates of obesity without a significant parallel decrease in calories from high sugar/high fat snack foods and beverages.

Evaluating the Impact of a California Statute Regulating Beverages Served in Licensed Child-Care Settings

The CWH will assist California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) with a study to evaluate the impact of a newly passed California law, SB2084 (effective date: January 1, 2012), which mandates beverage standards in licensed childcare centers and family day care homes.

Evaluation of the Impact of Energy Balance 4 Kids

“Evaluation of the Impact of Energy Balance 4 Kids“ (EB4K) is a comprehensive, innovative, integrated, school-based energy balance program designed to improve students’ health knowledge, attitudes, and nutrition and physical activity behaviors.

Impact Evaluation Plan for the California Children's Power Play! Campaign

The CWH developed an evaluation plan for the Statewide California Children’s PowerPlay! Campaign, an intervention aimed at improving fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, psychosocial and environmental factors among fourth- and fifth-grade children attending low resource public schools.