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ERIC Number: EJ974192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
Cultural/Favorite Recipe Day: Strengthening Approaches to Increase Culturally Diverse Foods Served in Head Start Meals
Hoffman, Jessica A.; Agrawal, Tara; Carter, Sonia; Grinder, AnnMarie; Castaneda-Sceppa, Carmen
NHSA Dialog, v15 n3 p266-271 2012
One approach to halting the childhood obesity epidemic has been the modification of foods available to children during the school day. In recent years there has been an increased focus on obesity prevention efforts among children ages birth to 5 and the role of child care settings in prevention efforts. Head Start serves as an important venue for early childhood obesity prevention programming; as the nation's largest federally funded early childhood program, it serves large numbers of children from low-income families who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups that are at particularly high risk for developing overweight and obesity. This article summarizes the findings and implications of a study that evaluated food service modifications designed to increase culturally diverse meals served in Head Start programs while adhering to nutrition performance standards in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts