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ERIC Number: EJ880599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
A WIC-Based Intervention to Prevent Early Childhood Overweight
Whaley, Shannon E.; McGregor, Samar; Jiang, Lu; Gomez, Judy; Harrison, Gail; Jenks, Eloise
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v42 n3 suppl 1 pS47-S51 May-Jun 2010
Objective: To evaluate the impact of a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)-based intervention on the food and beverage intake, physical activity, and television watching of children ages 1-5. Design: Longitudinal surveys of intervention and control participants at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months. Results: Analysis of variance tests showed that the intervention had a small but significant impact on TV watching and fruit intake. The intervention was most protective for children younger than 2 years of age. Conclusions and Implications: Although the impact of the intervention was relatively small and limited to the youngest children served by WIC, findings suggest that the WIC setting is appropriate for improving healthful behaviors that are linked to reducing the rates of early childhood overweight. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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