Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Projects

Evaluating the Impact of a California Statute Regulating Beverages Served in Licensed Child-Care Settings

The CWH will assist California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) with a study to evaluate the impact of a newly passed California law, SB2084 (effective date: January 1, 2012), which mandates beverage standards in licensed childcare centers and family day care homes.

Policy Improvement to Nutrition in Licensed Child Care

The CWH will assist California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) with the study "Policy Improvement to Nutrition in Licensed Child Care", and examine policy solutions for improving the quality of nutrition in licensed child care centers and day care homes.

Improving Nutrition in Licensed Childcare Centers

The CWH assisted California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) with the “Improving Nutrition in Licensed Childcare Centers” study, which identified and examined the reasons why many licensed childcare centers do not participate in CACFP, how to improve the quality of food brought from home at licensed, non-CACFP-participating childcare centers, and developed effective policy solutions to overcome both s

2007 California Childhood Obesity Conference: Proceedings

The 2007 California Childhood Obesity Conference (CCOC ‘07), held in Anaheim, California, addressed the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. The primary focus was on prevention strategies aimed at high risk and low-income communities.

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.

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

Enhancing Nutrition Education

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.

Implementing and Evaluating a Comprehensive Learner Centered Education Program to Promote Fruit and Vegetable intake among WIC children and their families

A rigorous controlled study evaluated whether a new and creative approach of using Learner Centered Education (LCE) to promote fruit and vegetable intake among preschool children and their families was more effective than traditional education.