Dr. Courtney Byrd-Williams is an Assistant Professor and Director of the MCH Training Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health in Austin. Her research interests focus on the promotion of healthy living among infants, children and their families. She received her PhD in Health Behavior Research from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.
The purpose of this intervention is to encourage parents to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in sack lunches for their preschool children in childcare centers. The goal for this research is the development of new strategies for the promotion of healthy eating practices in children through childcare centers.
This project will connect the dots between families, pediatricians, schools and local youth organizations to develop community capacity for early detection and effective management of obesity using evidence-based programs like CATCH and MEND.
The Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Technical Assistance Partnership was established to provide technical assistance and support to worksites across the state of Texas who are seeking Mother-Friendly designation, a designation which demonstrates a basic level of support for nursing mothers in the workplace
Texas is ranked in the top quarter of the U.S. for its worksite lactation support initiatives, according to research led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.
Useful, tasty, and apparently healthy, food pouches appear to be the best solution, however, according to a study by The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) parents might consider pausing prior to stocking their pantries.
Convenient, appetizing, and seemingly healthy, food pouches appear to be the perfect solution – but time-starved parents might want to pause before loading up their pantries, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).