Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Food Stamps

Favorable Impact of Nutrition Education on California WIC Families: Article

This study explored the impact of coordinated statewide nutrition education on Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) family behavior regarding fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lower-fat milk.

Randomized, Controlled Trial to Examine the Impact of Providing Yogurt to Women Enrolled in WIC: Article

511 pregnant, breast-feeding, or postpartum women participated in a randomized, controlled intervention trial which involved two California WIC local agency sites. Substitution of part of the WIC milk allowance with yogurt accompanied with educational materials resulted in over 86% of women wanting to substitute some of their milk vouchers with yogurt.

Brochures: Asian Language Nutrition and Physical Activity - Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Vietnamese, English

The Asian Language Nutrition and Physical Activity Brochures project published a series of culturally sensitive and relevant educational materials that can help immigrant parents understand how they can adapt to a new environment and food supply in a way that will foster the health and welfare of their children.

Happy, Healthy & Well: Worksite Wellness in Child Care Centers - English, Spanish Toolkit

The Happy, Healthy & Well (HHW) toolkit was developed for use with child care and early childhood education staff to support adopting healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors in the child care work environment. Research has shown that staff is more likely promote healthy habits if they have adopted these behaviors themselves. HHW program materials include:

Nutrition Education in School Food Service Took Kit - English, Spanish

For most children, school is the largest source of meals eaten outside of the home. School food service offers an ideal setting for experiential learning around food for children and for engaging parents in modeling healthy eating habits at home.

Asian Language Nutrition and Physical Activity Brochures - Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Vietnamese, English

The Asian Language Nutrition and Physical Activity Brochures project published a series of culturally sensitive and relevant educational materials that can help immigrant parents understand how they can adapt to a new environment and food supply in a way that will foster the health and welfare of their children.

Assembly, Delivery and Evaluation of Nutrition Education Programs to Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Overweight Low-Income African American Children

This project augmented funds provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight 9- to 10-year old African American children from low-income families through a community-based program that includes research, extension and education components.

Children and Parents Improving Health Together

Children and Parents Improving Health Together promoted healthy nutritional and physical activity choices among Food Stamp eligible Latino families with young children through positive changes in children's and parents' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding nutrition and physical activity practices, and by increasing children’s and parents' consumption of fruits, vegetables, and healthy snack

Children and Weight: What Communities Can Do About It

The goal of this project was to provide low-income schools and communities with the resources they needed to create an environment that fosters healthy growth and development, positive body image and high self-esteem among all children.

Communities Make a Difference

The goal of Communities Make a Difference was to improve and coordinate the delivery of nutrition and physical activity related services and education to food stamp families in counties throughout California, and to encourage families to take advantage of community and environmental resources that support healthy lifestyles.