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CHILE: an evidence-based preschool intervention for obesity prevention in Head Start.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23343323     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a major concern among American Indians and Hispanics. The Child Health Initiative for Lifelong Eating and Exercise (CHILE) is an evidence-based intervention to prevent obesity in children enrolled in 16 Head Start (HS) Centers in rural communities. The design and implementation of CHILE are described.
METHODS: CHILE uses a socioecological approach to improve dietary intake and increase physical activity. The intervention includes: a classroom curriculum; teacher and food service training; family engagement; grocery store participation; and health care provider support.
RESULTS: Lessons learned from CHILE include the need to consider availability of recommended foods; the necessity of multiple training sessions for teachers and food service; the need to tailor the family events to local needs; consideration of the profit needs of grocery stores; and sensitivity to the time constraints of health care providers.
CONCLUSIONS: HS can play an important role in preventing obesity in children. CHILE is an example of a feasible intervention that addresses nutrition and physical activity for preschool children that can be incorporated into HS curricula and aligns with HS national performance standards.
Authors:
Sally M Davis; Sarah G Sanders; Courtney A FitzGerald; Patricia C Keane; Glenda F Canaca; Renee Volker-Rector
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of school health     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1746-1561     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sch Health     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-24     Completed Date:  2013-07-22     Revised Date:  2014-03-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376370     Medline TA:  J Sch Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Copyright Information:
© 2013, American School Health Association.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Child, Preschool
Curriculum
Diet
Early Intervention (Education) / methods*,  organization & administration
Faculty
Humans
Motor Activity
Obesity / prevention & control*
Program Development
Schools / organization & administration
United States
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1 R01DK72958-01/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; R01 DK072958/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS
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