Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Projects

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.

Evaluation of TCE-Enhanced Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG) has established an ambitious framework for schools to create healthy environments. Additional resources provided to schools by the California Endowment (TCE) are likely to help schools move towards achieving compliance with the AHG program standards.

Food and Nutrition Service Evaluation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

The Food and Nutrition Service of the US Department of Agriculture is funding an evaluation to determine the impact of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) on children's consumption of fruits and vegetables and on other dietary changes, such as decreased consumption of less nutritious foods.

Taking Action Together - Reducing the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Overweight African American Children

This bridge funding helped to maintain the '05 and '06 cohorts, and to develop and deliver program to the 130 children and their families participating in the Randomized, Controlled Community Intervention to Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Overweight African American Children.

California Plate & Childhood Obesity Prevention

The California Plate & Childhood Obesity Prevention project adapted, tested and evaluated a new nutrition education method, the California Plate Method, designed to produce dietary changes known to reduce the likelihood of pediatric obesity.

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.

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.

Documentation of Accomplishments and Identification of Strengths and Weaknesses of Community Coalitions Attempting to Impact Pediatric Overweight

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.