Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families


Menu Labeling Responsive to Consumer Concerns and Shows Promise for Changing Patron Purchases: Article

“Menu Labeling Responsive to Consumer Concerns and Shows Promise for Changing Patron Purchases”, published in the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, evaluates a calorie labeling intervention in Kaiser Permanente Hospital cafeterias. Three cafeteria conditions were no labeling; calorie and nutrient labeling on posters only; and posters plus point-of-purchase menu board calorie labeling.

2010 California Obesity Prevention Plan - English, Spanish

The 2010 California Obesity Prevention Plan is a call to action for stakeholders from all the identified sectors—State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Employers; Health Care; Families; Community Organizations; Schools; Child Care; Food and Beverage Industry; and Entertainment and Professional Sports—to work together to improve the health of all Californians.

Impact of a Worksite Wellness Program on the Nutrition and Physical Activity Environment of Child Care Centers: Article

Little attention has been paid to the health policies and practices of child care centers, and even less attention has focused on the health status and practices of child care providers.Worksite wellness programs have demonstrated positive spinoff benefits to clients and service recipients in other settings.The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of adding a worksite wellness program to

Worksite Breastfeeding Programs and WIC

Scientific evidence continues to mount supporting the importance of breastfeeding for infants and their mothers. Breastfeeding significantly reduces children’s risk for acute infections and chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and obesity. Breastfeeding also reduces the mother’s risk for type 2 diabetes and breast and ovarian cancers.

Worksite Wellness Programs and WIC

Poor nutrition and physical inactivity have been clearly implicated in the epidemic of obesity that has spread among both children and adults. For adults, the worksite is a logical focus for programs to improve health habits in ways that encourage healthy weight.

Walking the Talk: Fit WIC Wellness Programs Improve Self-Efficacy in Pediatric Obesity Prevention Counseling

This study of worksite wellness activities was conducted in six WIC sites in California. The article summarizes findings regarding WIC staff members' perceptions of their workplace environments as well as their self-efficacy in working with WIC clients.