January 1, 2013
Changes in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Healthy Lifestyle Initiative saw improved health for young children participating in the New York State (NYS) WIC program: breastfeeding mothers and mothers waiting to feed infants solid foods increased; screen time and overall overweight and obesity decreased among children in NYS under four years of age.
October 1, 2011
This research synthesis by two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national programs highlights strategies for preventing obesity among preschool children.
November 1, 2011
This article examines the accuracy and usability of commercial databases as sources of information about food stores and restaurants. Since commercial databases are usually designed for non-health uses such as business and marketing, they require adaptation for use as public health tools.
May 31, 2011
Studying what preschoolers in child care centers in California are eating and drinking - and the quality of food and beverages served.
March 1, 2010
As the nation's largest federally-funded early childhood education program, Head Start has enormous potential to reach a population of children at high risk for obesity.
August 11, 2010
Program Result Report
The Sesame Workshop distributed 14,000 copies of the Healthy Habits for Life Child Care Resource Kit in English and Spanish to home-based child care providers to help them integrate nutrition and physical activity into their daily routines.
December 6, 2009
Programs obtaining meals through school districts report fewer healthy eating practices.
August 1, 2010
These reports share findings from the New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study's analysis of New Brunswick. Information for this study is provided by the household survey, school body mass index (BMI) data, and food and physical activity environment data.
April 1, 2011
This report summarizes the results of several studies comprising year two of an evaluation project assessing the impact of the Mississippi Healthy Students Act on childhood obesity.
March 1, 2013
California’s Healthy Beverages in Childcare Act was implemented in January 2012 to regulate beverages in licensed childcare centers. This report measures the impact of the policy on childcare practices.