Embedding a childhood obesity preventive intervention within early head start home visits: Recipe 4 success

L. Nix Robert, Carrie Campbell, Pamela Cho, Sue Evans, Mark E. Feinberg, Lori A. Francis, Sukhdeep Gill, Rachel Homan, Michelle L. Hostetler, Sarah Kidder, Tiedra Marshall, Kara McFalls, Cheryl B. McNeil, Cynthia A. Stifter, Roberta Zelleke

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Abstract

The Recipe 4 Success preventive intervention seeks to reduce obesity risk in young children living in poverty. Recipe 4 Success was inspired by empirical research and created through the collaboration of a large team of university researchers and community-based partners. Embedded within Early Head Start home visits, Recipe 4 Success teaches parents to sensitively scaffold children’s self-regulation as a means of reducing obesity risk. It does this in the context of food preparation activities which provide multiple practice opportunities and exposure to healthy snacks and meals. The synergy of this team of university researchers and community-based partners resulted in an ambitious and innovative approach to behavior change that is sensitive to the context in which it is implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesigning Evidence-Based Public Health and Prevention Programs
Subtitle of host publicationExpert Program Developers Explain the Science and Art
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages159-170
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780429520549
ISBN (Print)9780367205140
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 29 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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