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Preventing Childhood Obesity through Early Feeding and Parenting Guidance

This study will demonstrate that community health workers (CHW), supervised by public health nurses, can deliver a home-based obesity prevention intervention to low-income Mexican and Mexican-American women and children in a major urban area. The CHW will work with WIC clients to support them in breastfeeding their infants and teach them about feeding and caring for their infants. Obesity, especially among low income minority children, is a grave threat to the current and future health of our nation, and culturally congruent, community supported interventions are needed to reverse this epidemic.

Project Details


Elizabeth Reifsnider
Principal Investigator

CONHI Faculty
Michael Todd
Research Area(s)
Chronic Disease
Obesity
Families
Childhood
Population Health
Hispanic / Latino Population
Sponsor
HHS: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Funding Duration
2016 to 2017