Obesity Prevention Among Low-Income Preschoolers

Obesity Prevention Among Low-Income Preschoolers

Childhood obesity is a serious health problem and disproportionately affects children of lower income and racial/ethnic minorities. Contributing factors to childhood obesity include the neighborhood environment, social influences, economic factors, the home environment, parenting behaviors, and child behavioral and biological factors. Previous pediatric obesity prevention interventions have been less effective than expected, perhaps in part […]

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SNEB 2018 Annual Conference

SNEB 2018 Annual Conference

The theme for the 2018 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) 51st Annual Conference is Optimizing Impact: Supporting Food Systems with Nutrition Education. An estimated 25 CEUs will be available from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Commission on Dietetic Registration, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., and the School Nutrition […]

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Workplace Wellness at Wee Rock Learning Center

Workplace Wellness at Wee Rock Learning Center

Wee Rock Learning Center in Harrisonville, Minnesota, was inspired to start workplace wellness activities. They participated in “Taking Steps to a Healthy Success”, and they made it a goal to continue with healthy changes.

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Using a Train-the-Trainer Approach in Minnesota

Using a Train-the-Trainer Approach in Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has focused extensively on a train-the-trainer approach to assist ECE providers. State health department staff discovered that ECE provider trainings alone were not enough to help ECE providers apply the concepts they were taught.

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Twist and Sprout in Minnesota

Twist and Sprout in Minnesota

Twist and Sprout is a comprehensive program to help child care providers comply with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. The program includes workshops, seasonal rotating menus, cooking videos and more.

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Farm to Childcare in Minnesota

Farm to Childcare in Minnesota

In St. Paul, Minnesota, a unique partnership—among the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties Head Start (CAPRW), the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA), and the Minnesota Blue Cross Blue Shield Center for Prevention—is bringing healthy, fresh food to six Head Start centers across the city. […]

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