Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Projects

Improving Nutrition in Low-income Vietnamese Families

The focus of Improving Nutrition in Low-income Vietnamese Families was to prevent child overweight, improve pediatric bone health and increase the effectiveness of existing Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP) educational pamphlets for Vietnamese families.

Nutrition Education for Bay Area African Americans

Nutrition education was delivered at three YMCA Urban Services sites in Oakland and at the San Francisco Treasure Island Boys and Girls Club to Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP) eligible children and families residing in low-income communities in Oakland and San Francisco California.

Healthy Eating and Activity for Children

The Family Fitness: Child Care Healthy Eating and Activity project promoted the balancing of healthy eating and physical activity among food stamp eligible parents and children. The project engaged families in child care sites in Contra Costa, Shasta and LA Counties.

Teaching HEART Smart Cooking to Kids

The Center created a children’s cooking show, aired on a local cable station and available on video for classroom use, to provide children from a local elementary school the opportunity to actively participate in food preparation and learn first-hand about nutrition, while engaging a larger community audience.

Teaching Kids What to Eat Where They Eat

Based on data from research which identified the needs for and barriers to using the school cafeteria and other school food service settings for nutrition education, the Center pilot tested a nutrition education tool kit with materials adapted from existing resources and evaluated the program's efficacy in teaching nutrition to food stamp eligible children and their families education in this larg

YMCA Centered Nutrition Education Delivered to Low-Income African American Children and Their Families in Oakland CA

Nutrition education was delivered primarily, not solely, to African American children, youth and their families, with the goal of reducing intake of sweetened beverages, and increasing intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grain cereals and low-fat dairy food.

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.

Evaluating a YMCA-Based Community Intervention to Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Overweight African American Children

The goal of Evaluating a YMCA-Based Community Intervention to Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Overweight African American Children was to develop a means by which the risk of type 2 diabetes can be reduced in overweight 9 and 10 year old African American children.

Helping School Foodservice Deliver Nutrition Education

The Helping School Foodservice Deliver Nutrition Education project provided information about healthy eating to low-income children and their families by empowering foodservice employees in schools serving food stamp eligible children to provide nutrition education to students and their parents and to advocate for improving the nutritional value of school meals.The Nutrition Education School Food