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Stone, Matthew – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2011
The Network for a Healthy California (Network) employs a Geographic Information System (GIS) to identify the target audience and plan program activities because GIS is a powerful tool for assisting in data integration and planning. This paper describes common uses of GIS by Network contractors as well as demonstrating the possibilities of GIS as a…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Neighborhoods, Audiences, Program Development
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2010
Obesity, poor health, and limited physical activity are major health concerns. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) improves the health and well-being of limited resource families and youth. Additionally, EFNEP leads to public savings. Research shows that better health is associated with reduced health care costs, less…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Nutrition, Food
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Zahnd, Whitney E.; Smith, Tracey; Ryherd, Susan J.; Cleer, Melissa; Rogers, Valerie; Steward, David E. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Schools may be an effective avenue for interventions that prevent childhood obesity. "I am Moving I am Learning/Choosy Kids"© (IMIL/CK) is a curriculum recommended by Head Start (HS) for education in nutrition, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle habits. Methods: We formed an academic-community partnership (ACP), the…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Physical Activities, Community Involvement, Partnerships in Education
Willis, David W. – ZERO TO THREE, 2014
There have been revolutionary advances in the last decade in researcher's understanding of the genesis of life course health from the critical formative experiences before birth. Even more striking are the factors in a mother's developmental and nutritional history and experience that shape her health, a healthy pregnancy and delivery, and the…
Descriptors: Prenatal Influences, Pregnancy, Well Being, Mothers
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MkNelly, Barbara; Nishio, Stephanie; Peshek, Cynthia; Oppen, Michelle – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2011
Health care providers could help achieve the necessary shift to healthful eating and active living; however, lack of coverage or reimbursement, lack of time, and limited information about appropriate interventions are some of the documented barriers. This report highlights the potential for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Demonstration Programs, Nutrition Instruction, Federal Programs
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2014
"Kids Count in Colorado!" is an annual publication of the Colorado Children's Campaign, which provides the best available state- and county-level data to measure and track the education, health and general well-being of the state's children. "Kids Count in Colorado!" informs policy debates and community discussions, serving as…
Descriptors: Child Health, Well Being, Academic Achievement, Holistic Approach
Cline, Kyle P.; Spradlin, Terry E.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University, 2005
Childhood and adolescent obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions in the United States and are growing. The sedentary routines found in schools and in the home as well as the overexposure to unhealthy snacks and nonnutritional foods contribute to the pervasiveness of this disease that afflicts America's children. Obese children face…
Descriptors: Obesity, Children, Adolescents, Health
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. – 1984
This hearing was held in response to a request from the Congressional Black Caucus, which asked the subcommittees to find out if the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was doing everything possible to reduce infant mortality, especially the high death rate experienced by Blacks. The hearing opened with statements by both subcommittee…
Descriptors: Blacks, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD. – 1981
This first volume of the 1981 Report of the Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health presents the panel's major findings and recommendations in several areas of maternal and child health. Section I, the Introduction, addresses five major concerns related to health care that were identified by the panel. These concerns were (1) that programs…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Children, Federal Programs, Financial Support
Hasin, Afroza – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously "food stamps"), is the nation's largest federal entitlement nutritional assistance program which assists individuals and households living below the federal poverty level in order to reduce the amount of money they spend on food. With the conversion of food stamps coupons to…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Federal Programs, Innovation, Information Technology
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Brodmann, Stefanie; Devoto, Florencia; Galasso, Emanuela – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
In Djibouti, extreme poverty was 41.9% and relative poverty 79.4% according to the poverty profile elaborated by the national statistical office (DISED) in 2012. Malnutrition remains high in Djibouti, and comparable to Sub-Saharan countries, with 29.7% of children under the age of five chronically malnourished, 29.6% underweight, and over 17.8% of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Welfare Recipients
Hagert, Celia – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2008
For more than 20 years, the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) has been a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) research organization committed to improving public policies and private practices to better the economic and social conditions of low- and moderate-income Texans. CPPP believes the upcoming reauthorization of the child nutrition…
Descriptors: Children, Eating Habits, Breakfast Programs, Hunger
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs. – 1974
These hearings of the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs opened with a statement by Senator McGovern, chairman. The Panel on Nutrition and Government then delivered its report and recommendations to the committee. The panel was concerned with surveillance, research, the training of professional personnel, and the overall…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Policy, Delivery Systems, Federal Government
Durham City Schools, NC. – 1971
This project provides school authorities with the stimulus and funds to take leadership, on behalf of children living in circumstances of poverty, in utilizing the participation of parents and bringing about coordination between the school and community agencies providing services to meet the physical and mental health, and nutritional and…
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Federal Aid
Hinrichs, Clare; Schafft, Kai – Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 2008
Farm to school (FTS) programs have been getting more and more attention these days. FTS programs aim to increase the supply of fresh, locally grown farm products served for meals and snacks in K-12 school environments, and tend to incorporate educational and experiential components designed to increase students' understanding of and engagement…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, School Activities, Agriculture, Food Service
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