The goal of this project was to reduce osteoporosis risk in low-income women and their families, specifically to: implement the use of a bone health curriculum; evaluate its use by Food Stamp Nutrition and Education Program (FSNEP) advisors; and evaluate its effectiveness in changing knowledge, attitudes and behavior among adult FSNEP participants.
This project maintained communication with county coalitions that had been supported by past Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP) grants and established communication with other state and local coalitions posted on the Center for Weight and Health web site. It documented the accomplishments, and evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the coalitions.
The Enhancing Nutrition Education project provided evidence-based information about the effectiveness of working with childcare providers to improve the nutrition and physical activity opportunities and practices of food stamp eligible parents and children.
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
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.
Improving Self-Efficacy of Nutrition Educators implemented and evaluated the effectiveness of enhancing client education through a staff health promotion model. The model was adapted from a California Fit WIC staff wellness program that demonstrated a significant positive impact on self-efficacy in educating WIC clients to improve their nutrition and physical activity.
The Fit Families project supported the activities of three task force groups in California working to promote nutrition and physical activity among low-income families with young children in their communities. The project also developed materials for families and healthcare providers to promote healthful eating and physical activity among low-income families.
The Center's symposium, Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in Children: Pathogenesis to Public Policy, was held September 27, 2002 on the UC Berkeley campus. The symposium brought together 34 participants, including a panel of national experts, to assess the current state of knowledge and develop policy recommendations for preventing Type 2 diabetes in children.
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.