Teaching Adolescent Parents to Cook Healthy

Teaching Adolescent Parents to Cook Healthy

Conway Cradle Care located in Conway, Arkansas, serves adolescent parents who are continuing their high school educations. Childcare is provided to enable teen parents to attend school, as well as a mentoring program to teach these young parents valuable parenting and life skills. Some of the young parents they serve were unfamiliar with choosing and/or […]

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To Fight Child Obesity, Engage the Whole Family

To Fight Child Obesity, Engage the Whole Family

When trying to help a child lose weight, involving a parent in treatment makes the entire family healthier, a new study shows. Researchers tested a family-based treatment that included weekly meetings over a period of several months. Parents learned how to engineer a home environment that supported healthy eating and activity. They also learned to […]

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Training Staff and Educating Families in Colorado

Training Staff and Educating Families in Colorado

Southside Children’s Center in Pueblo, Colorado is located within a public housing apartment building. It educates 37 children who live in the same building as well as 50 children who live in other housing. “I knew children we were serving weren’t eating well at home,” Urioste said. “When I learned about trainings available, I had a vision for what the center could do to help the children and to get families involved.”

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Grant Pays For Healthy Changes

Grant Pays For Healthy Changes

Deep Creek Country Day School in Chesapeake, Virginia is offering a healthier menu to preschoolers thanks to a Nemours-funded childhood obesity prevention program through VECF and partners (Child Care Aware of Virginia, VA Dept. of Social Services and VA Dept. of Health). The school recently received a grant from the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation in […]

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