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Helping kids and parents understand, plan, purchase, and prepare healthy foods.

Self-reported use of nutrition labels to make food choices is associated with healthier dietary behaviours in adolescents

(Haidar A, Carey FR, Ranjit N, Archer N, Hoelscher D; Public Health Nutr; 2017)


Vitamin B12 and homocysteine associations with gait speed in older adults: The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

(Vidoni ML, Pettee Gabriel K, Luo ST, Simonsick EM, Day RS; 2017)


Weight loss advice and prospective weight change among overweight firefighters

(Brown AL, Poston WS, Jahnke SA, Keith Haddock C, Luo S, Delclos GL, Sue Day Rl; 2016)


High intensity fitness training among a national sample of male career firefighters

(Jahnke SA, Hyder ML, Haddock CK, Jitnarin N, Day RS, Poston WS; 2015)


Alcohol use and caloric intake from alcohol in a national cohort of US career firefighters

(Haddock CK, Day RS, Poston WS, Jahnke SA, Jitnarin N; 2015)


Weight advice associated with male firefighter weight perception and behavior

(Brown AL, Poston WS, Jahnke SA, Haddock CK, Luo S, Delclos GL, Day RS; 2015)


Adequacy of Parent-Packed Lunches and Preschooler's Consumption Compared to Dietary Reference Intake Recommendations

(Romo-Palafox MJ, Ranjit N, Sweitzer SJ, Roberts-Gray C, Byrd-Williams CE, Briley ME, Hoelscher DM; J Am Coll Nutr; 2017)


U.S. Military Service and the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome: Findings from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study

(Janak JC, Pérez A, Alamgir H, Orman JA, Cooper SP, Shuval K, DeFina L, Barlow CE, Gabriel KP; Preventative Medicine; 2016)


Healthy eating patterns associated with acculturation, sex, and BMI among Mexican Americans

(Reininger B, Lee M, Jennings R, Evans A, Vidoni M; Public Health Nutrition; 2016)


Evaluating a school-based fruit and vegetable co-op in low-income children: a quasi-experimental study

(Sharma SV, Markham C, Chow J, Ranjit N, Pomeroy M, Raber M; Preventative Medicine; 2016)


Brighter Sights: Using Photovoice for a process evaluation of a food co-op style nutrition intervention

(Raber M. Lopez KK, Pomeroy M, Mody A, Markham C, Sharma SV; Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice; 2016)


Association between parent and child weight status among private school children in Delhi, India

(Greene-Cramer B, Harrell MB, Hoelscher DM, Sharma S, Ranjit N, Gupta V, Nazar G, Arora M; Global Health Promotion; 2016)


Perceived stress and dietary choices: The moderating role of stress management

(Errisuriz VL, Pasch KE, Perry CL; Eating Behaviors; 2016)


Impact of school-based vegetable garden and physical activity coordinated health interventions on weight status and weight-related behaviors of ethnically diverse, low-income students: Study design and baseline data of the Texas, Grow! Eat! Go!...

(Evans A, Ranjit N, Hoelscher D, Jovanovic C, Lopez M, McIntosh A, Ory M, Whittlesey L, McKyer L, Kirk A, Smith C, Walton C, Heredia N, Warren J; BMC Public Health; 2016)


Previous gardening experience and gardening enjoyment is related to vegetable preferences and consumption among low-income elementary school children

(Evans A, Ranjit N, Fair CN, Jennings R, Warren JL; J Nutr Educ Behav; 2016)


Effects of Saturated Fat, Polyunsaturated Fat, Monounsaturated Fat, and Carbohydrate on Glucose-Insulin Homeostasis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Feeding Trials

(Imamura F, Micha R, Wu JH, de Oliveira Otto MC, Otite FO, Abioye AI, Mozaffarian D; 2016)


The Impact of Dietary and Metabolic Risk Factors on Cardiovascular Diseases and Type 2 Diabetes Mortality in Brazil

(de Oliveira Otto MC, Afshin A, Micha R, Khatibzadeh S, Fahimi S, Singh G, Danaei G, Sichieri R, Monteiro CA, Louzada ML, Ezzati M, Mozaffarian D; Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Expert Group; Nutrition and Chronic Diseases Expert Group (NutriCoDE); 2016)


Insights and Perspectives on Dietary Modifications to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

(Baer DJ, Rice Bradley BH, Kris-Etherton P, Mente A, de Oliveira Otto M; Adv Nutr; 2014)


Everything in Moderation--Dietary Diversity and Quality, Central Obesity and Risk of Diabetes

(de Oliveira Otto MC, Padhye NS, Bertoni AG, Jacobs DR Jr, Mozaffarian D;PLoS One; 2015)


Evaluating the influence of the revised special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children (WIC) food allocation package on healthy food availability, accessibility, and affordability in Texas

(Lu W, McKyer EL, Dowdy D, Evans A, Ory M, Hoelscher DM, Wang S, Miao J; Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2016)


Efficacy of the Lunch is in the Bag intervention to increase parents' packing of healthy sack lunches for young children: a cluster-randomized trial in early care and education centers

(Roberts-Gray C, Briley M, Ranjit N, Byrd-Williams C, Sweitzer SJ, Sharma SV, Romo-Palafox M, Hoelscher DM; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 2016)


Effects of Funding Allocation for Safe Routes to School Programs on Active Commuting to School and Related Behavioral, Knowledge, and Psychosocial Outcomes: Results From the Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE) Study

(Hoelscher DM, Ory MG, Dowdy D, Miao J, Atteberry H, Nichols D, Evans A, Menendez T, Lee C, & Wang S; Environment & Behavior; 2016)


A Contextual Look at Safe Routes to School Implementation in Texas

(Atteberry H, Dowdy D, Oluyomi A, Nichols D, Ory MG, & Hoelscher DM; Environment & Behavior; 2016)


Using Family-Focused Garden, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Programs To Reduce Childhood Obesity: The Texas! Go! Eat! Grow! Pilot Study

(Spears-Lanoix EC, McKyer EL, Evans A, McIntosh WA, Ory M, Whittlesey L, Kirk A, Hoelscher DM, Warren JL; Childhood Obesity, 2015)


Effectiveness of the Lunch is in the Bag program on communication between the parent, child and childcare provider around fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods: A group-randomized controlled trial

(Sharma SV, Rashid T, Ranjit N, Byrd-Williams C, Chuang RJ, Roberts-Gray C, Briley M, Sweitzer S, Hoelscher DM; Preventive Medicine; 2015)


Dietary quality of preschooler's sack lunches as measured by the Healthy Eating Index

Romo-Palafox MJ, Ranjit N, Sweitzer SJ, Roberts-Gray C, Hoelscher DM, Byrd-Williams CE, Briley ME; Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2015)


Farm to Work: Development of a modified community-supported agriculture model at worksites, 2007-2012

(Thi C, Horton KD, Loyo JJ, Jowers EM, Rodgers LF, Smiley AW, Leversen E, Hoelscher DM; Preventing Chronic Disease; 2015)


Accelerometer-determined sedentary behavior and dietary quality among U.S. adults

(Shuval K, Nguyen BT, Yaroch AL, Drope J, Gabriel KP; Preventive Medicine; 2015)


Bullied Status and Physical Activity in Texas Adolescents

(Case KR, Pérez A, Saxton DL, Hoelscher DM, Springer AE; Health Educ Behav; 2015)


Development of a method to observe preschoolers' packed lunches in early care and education centers

(Sweitzer SJ, Byrd-Williams CE, Ranjit N, Romo-Palafox MJ, Briley ME, Roberts-Gray CR, Hoelscher DM; Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition and Dietetics; 2015)


Effects of the Quest to Lava Mountain computer game on dietary and physical activity behaviors of elementary school children - a pilot group-randomized controlled trial

(Sharma SV, Shegog R, Chow J, Finley C, Pomeroy M, Smith C, Hoelscher DM; Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2015)


Feasibility and Acceptability of Brighter Bites - A food co-op in schools to increase access, continuity and education of fruits and vegetables among low-income populations

(Sharma S, Helfman L, Albus K, Pomeroy M, Chuang RJ, Markham C; Journal of Primary Prevention; 2015)


The association between state bans on soda only and adolescent substitution with other sugar-sweetened beverages: A cross-sectional study

(Taber DR, Chriqui JF, Vuillaume R, Kelder SH, Chaloupka FJ; The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 2015)


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The Science of Childhood Obesity: An Individual to Societal Framework

UTHealth researchers published eight new articles, including an introduction from the regional dean, as part of a special obesity issue of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The issue provides insights into how to solve the child obesity epidemic and close the gap in our current understanding of its causes.


The science of childhood obesity: an individual to societal framework

Researchers from the MSD Center published the eight articles in this special issue from the International Journal of Behavioral Science and Physical Activity. The supplement provides insights into how to solve the child obesity epidemic and close the gap in our current understanding of its causes.


Accelerometer determined sedentary behavior and dietary quality among US adults

(Shuval K, Nguyen BT, Yaroch AL, Drope J, Gabriel KP; Preventive Medicine; 2015)


Increasing access to healthful foods: A qualitative study with residents of low-income communities

(Evans A, Banks K, Jennings R, Nehme E, Nemec C, Sharma S, Hussaini A, Yaroch A; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity; 2015)


Socioeconomic inequalities in children's diet: the role of the home food environment

(Ranjit N, Wilkinson AV, Lytle LM, Evans AE, Saxton D, Hoelscher DM; Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act; 2015)


Alcohol use and caloric intake from alcohol in a national cohort of US career firefighters

(Haddock CK, Day RS, Poston WS, Jahnke SA, Jitnarin N; Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs; 2015)


Circulating and dietary omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and incidence of CVD in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

(de Oliveira Otto MC, Wu JH, Baylin A, Vaidya D, Rich SS, Tsai MY, Jacobs DR Jr, Mozaffarian D; 2013)


Adolescents' awareness and use of menu labels in eating establishments: Results from a focus group study

(Evans AE, Weiss SR, Meath KJ, Chow S, Vandewater EA, Ness RB; American Journal of Preventive Medicine; 2015)


How local and state regulations affect the child care food environment: A qualitative study of child care center directors' perspectives

Byrd-Williams CE, Camp EJ, Mullen PD, Briley ME, Hoelscher DM; Infant, Child & Adolescent Nutrition; 2015)


Narrative communication as a strategy to improve diet and activity in low-income families: the use of role model stories

(Ranjit N, Menendez T, Creamer M, Hussain, A, Potratz C, Hoelscher DM; American Journal of Health Education; 2015)


Implementation of strategies to increase adolescents' access to fruit and vegetables at school: Process evaluation findings from the Boost study

(Aarestrup AK, Jorgensen TS, Hoelscher DM, Due P, Krolner R; BMC Public Health; 2015)


Incorporating primary and secondary prevention approaches to address childhood obesity prevention and treatment in a low-income, ethnically diverse population: Study design and demographic data from the Texas TX CORD Study

(Hoelscher DM, Butte NF, Barlow S, Vandewater EA, Sharma SV, Huang T, Finkelstein E, Pont S, Sacher P, Byrd-Williams C, Oluyomi AO, Durand C, Li L, Kelder SH; Childhood Obesity; 2015)


Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Home Food Environment Explain Disparities in Dietary Practices of Middle School Children in Texas

(Ranjit N, Evans AE, Springer AE, Hoelscher DM, Kelder SH; 2015)


Racial and ethnic differences in the home food environment explain disparities in dietary practices of middle school children

(Ranjit N, Evans AE, Springer AE, Hoelscher DM, Kelder SH; Journal of Nutrition and Education Behavior; 2015)


Method of assessing parent-child grocery store purchasing interactions using a micro-camcorder

(Calloway EE, Roberts-Gray C, Ranjit N, Sweitzer SJ, McInnis KA, Romo-Palafox MJ, Briley ME; Appetite; 2014)


The association between sports participation and dietary behaviors among fourth graders in the School Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey, 2009-2010

(Dortch KS, Gay J, Springer, AE, Kohl, HW, Sharma, SV, Saxton, DL, Hoelscher, DM.; American Journal of Health Promotion, 2014)


Feasibility and Acceptability of a Gardening-based Nutrition Education Program in Preschoolers from Low-income, Minority Populations

(Sharma SV, Hedberg AM, Skala K, Chuang RJ, Lewis TM; Journal of Early Childhood Research; 2014)


How state taxes and policies targeting soda consumption modify the association between school vending machines and student dietary behaviors: a cross-sectional analysis

(Taber DR, Chiriqui JF, Vuillaume R, Chaloupka FJ; PLOS ONE; 2014)


Examining how a booster session for a behavioral nutrition intervention prompts parents to pack more vegetables and whole grains in their preschool children's sack lunches

(Sweitzer, SJ, Ranjit, N, Calloway, E, Hoelscher, DM, Fawaz, A, Briley, ME, Roberts-Gray, CR; Behavioral Medicine, 2014)


Is frequency of family meals associated with parental encouragement of healthy eating among ethnically diverse eighth graders?

(Poulos NS, Pasch KE, Springer, AE, Hoelscher, DM, Kelder, SH; Public Health Nutrition, 2014)


Is frequency of family meals associated with parental encouragement of healthy eating among ethnically diverse eighth graders?

(Poulos NS, Pasch KE, Springer, AE, Hoelscher, DM, Kelder, SH; Public Health Nutrition, 2014)


Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Interventions for the prevention and treatment of pediatric overweight and obesity

(Hoelscher, DM, Kirk, S, Ritchie, L, Cunningham-Sabo, L; Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2013)


An examination of the benefits of health promotion programs for the National Fire Service

(Poston WSC, Haddock CK, Jahnke SA, Jitnarin, N, Day RS; BMC Public Health, 2013)


Association between district and state policies and US public elementary school competitive food and beverage environments

(Chriqui JF, Turner L, Taber DR, Chaloupka FJ; JAMA Pediatrics; 2013)


Consumer Nutrition Environments of Hospitals: An exploratory analysis using the hospital nutrition environment scan for cafeterias, vending machines, and gift shops, 2012

(Winston C, Sallis, J, Hoelscher DM, Swartz MD, Peskin M; Preventing Chronic Disease, 2013)


Is frequency of family meals associated with parental encouragement of healthy eating among ethnically diverse eighth graders?

(Poulos NS, Pasch KE, Springer AE, Hoelscher DM, Kelder SH; 2013)


Nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes, and dietary behaviors among Head Start Teachers in Texas: A cross sectional study

(Sharma SV, Byrd-Williams C, Truxillo JB, Rahman GA, Skala K, Hoelscher, DM; Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2013)


Ethnic differences in the home food environment and parental food practices among families of low-income Hispanic and African American preschoolers

(Skala K, Chuang RJ, Evans AE, Sharma SV; Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2013)


The Quest to Lava Mountain: Using video games for dietary change in children

(Beasley N, Sharma SV, Shegog R, Huber R, Abernathy P, Smith C, Hoelscher DM ; Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , 2012)


Exposure to multiple components of a garden-based intervention for middle school students increases fruit and vegetable consumption

(Evans AE, Ranjit N, Rutledge R, Medina J, Jennings R, Smiley A, Stigler MH, Hoelscher DM; Health Promotion Practice, 2012)


Promoting physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption through a community-school partnership: The effects of Marathon Kids on low-income elementary school children in Texas

(Springer AE, Kelder SH, Ranjit N, Hochberg-Garrett H, Chow S, Delk J ; Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2012)


The role of schools in food and beverage marketing: Significance, challenges, next steps

(Latimer LA, Delk J, Springer AE, Pasch KE; 2012)


Unbundling outcomes of a multilevel intervention to increase fruit, vegetables, and whole grains parents pack for their preschool children in sack lunches

(Briley ME, Ranjit N, Hoelscher DM, Sweitzer SJ, Almansour FD, Roberts-Gray CR ;American Journal of Health Education, 2012)


Introduction of farm stands in low-income communities increases fruit and vegetable consumption among community residents

(Evans AE, Jennings R, Smiley A, Medina J, Sharma SV, Rutledge R, Stigler MH, Hoelscher DM; Journal of Health & Place , 2012)


The effects of acculturation on healthy lifestyle characteristics among Hispanic 4th grade children in Texas public schools, 2004-2005

(Lind C, Mirchandani GG, Castrucci BC, Chavez N, Handler A, Hoelscher DM; J Sch Health; 2012)


Parental social support specific to their child’s fruit and vegetable intake: reliability and validity of measures

(Dave J, Evans AE, Condransky M, Williams J ; Journal of Nutrition Behavior and Education , 2012)


The Women on the Move through Activity and Nutrition Study: Final 48- month results

(Kuller LH, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Kinzel LS, Underwood DA, Conroy MB, Chang Y, Mackey RH, Edmundowicz D, Sutton-Tyrrel K, Kriska AM; Obesity , 2012)


Resource review: Child food insecurity: The economic impact on our nation

(Hoelscher DM, Evans AE ; Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk, 2012)


Measurement properties of psychosocial and environmental measure associated with fruit and vegetable intake among middle school adolescents

(Granner M, Evans AE ; Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior , 2012)


Measurement properties of psychosocial and environmental measure associated with fruit and vegetable intake among middle school adolescents

(Granner M, Evans AE ; Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior , 2012)


Are adolescents' perceptions of dietary practices associated with their dietary behaviors?

(Velazquez CE, Pasch KE, Ranjit N, Mirchandani G, Hoelscher DM; J Am Diet Assoc; 2011)


Are adolescents' perceptions of dietary practices associated with their dietary behaviors?

(Velazquez CE, Pasch KE, Ranjit N, Mirchandani G, Hoelscher DM; Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2011)


Parental feeding practices and concerns related to child underweight, picky eating, and using food to calm differ according to ethnicity/race, acculturation, and income

(Evans AE, Greenberg-Seth J, Smith S, Harris KK, Loyo JJ, Spaulding C, van Eck M, Gottlieb N ; Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2011)


Temperature of foods sent by parents of preschool-aged children

(Almansour FD, Sweitzer SJ, Magness AA, Calloway ES, McAllaster MR, Roberts-Gray CR, Hoelscher DM, Briley ME.; Pediatrics, 2011)


The impact of weight and fat mass loss and increased physical activity on physical function in overweight, postmenopausal women: results from the Women on the Move Through Activity and Nutrition study

(Pettee-Gabriel, K, Conroy MB, Schmid KK, Storti KL, High RR, Underwood DA, Kriska AM, Kuller LH ; Menopause , 2011)


Do trends in physical activity, sedentary, and dietary behaviors support trends in obesity prevalence in 2 border regions in Texas?

(Ezendam NP, Springer AE, Brug J, Oenema A, Hoelscher DH; J Nutr Educ Behav; 2011)


Physical activity, watching television, and the risk of obesity in students, Texas, 2004-2005

(Pérez A, Hoelscher DM, Springer AE, Brown HS, Barroso CS, Kelder SH, Castrucci BC; Prev Chronic Dis; 2011)


The Woman on the Move through Activity and Nutrition Study: Final 48- month results

(Kuller LH, Pettee-Gabriel, K, Kinzel LS, Underwood DA, Conroy MB, Chang Y, Mackey RH, Edmundowicz D, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Kriska AM ; Obesity, 2011)


Variables associated with fruit and vegetable intake in adolescents

(Granner M, Evans AE ; American Journal of Health Behavior, 2011)


Pilot testing CATCH Early Childhood: A preschool-based program aimed at promoting healthy nutrition and physical activity among 3 to 5 year old children enrolled in Head Start

(Sharma SV, Chuang RJ, Hedberg AM; Journal of School Health, 2011)


Physical activity participation by parental language use in 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students in Texas, USA

(Springer AE, Lewis K, Kelder SH, Fernandez ME, Barroso CS, Hoelscher DM; J Immigr Minor Health; 2010)


Dietary and activity correlates of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among adolescents

(Ranjit N, Evans MH, Byrd-Williams C, Evans AE, Hoelscher DM; Pediatrics; 2010)


A descriptive study of beverage consumption among an ethnically diverse sample of public school students in Texas

(Evans AE, Springer AE, Evans MH, Ranjit N, Hoelscher DM; J Am Coll Nutr; 2010)


Changes in the regional prevalence of child obesity in 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students in Texas from 2000-2002 to 2004-2005

(Hoelscher DM, Kelder SH, Pérez A, Day RS, Benoit JS, Frankowski RF, Walker JL, Lee ES; Obesity; 2010)


Nutritional imbalance from eating foods advertised American Television

Mink M, Evans AE, Calderon KS, Moore C ; Journal of the American Dietetic Association , 2010)


Observable weight distributions and children's individual weight assessment

(Brown HS III, Evans AE, Mirchandani GG, Kelder SH, Hoelscher DM; Obesity; 2010)


Prevalence of self-reported activity and sedentary behaviors among 4th-, 8th-, and 11th-grade Texas public school children: the school physical activity and nutrition study

(Hoelscher DM, Barroso C, Springer A, Castrucci B, Kelder SH; J Phys Act Health; 2009)


Television viewing and snacking behaviors of fourth- and eight-grade schoolchildren in Texas

(Vader AM, Walters ST, Harris TR, Hoelscher DM; Prev Chronic Dis; 2009)


Validating the food behavior questions from the elementary school SPAN questionnaire

(Thiagarajah K, Fly AD, Hoelscher DM, Bai Y, Lo K, Leone A, Shertzer JA; J Nutr Educ Behav; 2008)


Crime rates and sedentary behavior among 4th grade Texas school children

(Brown HS, Pérez A, Mirchandani GG, Hoelscher DM, Kelder SH; Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act; 2008)


Reproducibility of the school-based nutrition monitoring questionnaire among fourth-grade students in Texas

(Penkilo M, George GC, Hoelscher DM; J Nutr Educ Behav; 2008)


Differences in food consumption and meal patterns in Texas school children by grade

(Pérez A, Hoelscher DM, Brown HS, Kelder SH; Prev Chronic Dis; 2007)


Measuring the Prevalence of Overweight in Texas Schoolchildren

(Hoelscher DM, Day RS, Lee ES, Frankowski RF, Kelder SH, Ward JL, Scheurer ME; Am J Public Health; 2004)


Reproducibility and validity of the secondary level School-Based Nutrition Monitoring student questionnaire

(Hoelscher DM, Day RS, Kelder SH, Ward JL; J Am Diet Assoc; 2003)


Parental social support, ethnicity, and energy balance-related behaviors in ethnically diverse, low-income, urban elementary schoolchildren

(Donnelly R, Springer A; Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior; 2015)


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Being a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite

1/10/17 - This infographic shows the benefits of Being a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite. Learn what it means to be a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite, and how you can become one. Being Texas Mother-Friendly is good business sense!


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GO Austin! / ¡VAMOS! Austin (GAVA) Evaluation of a community based initiative

2/18/16 - This infographic describes some of the initial findings from the GAVA evaluation.


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Food at School Parties / Comida en las Fiestas Escolares (English/Spanish)

9/15/15 - What one YEAR of school party food really looks like. / La realidad de las fiestas escolares en un año.


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Make Sure All Texans Get A’s in Healthy Eating! (English/Spanish)

7/28/15 - This infographic shows how the food shopping environment has a strong influence on what foods families ultimately buy and consume, and their subsequent health outcomes.


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The Science of Childhood Obesity: An Individual to Societal Framework

7/27/15 - UTHealth researchers published eight new articles, including an introduction from the regional dean, as part of a special obesity issue of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The issue provides insights into how to solve the child obesity epidemic and close the gap in our current understanding of its causes.


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GO, SLOW, WHOA Flowchart / GO, SLOW, WHOA Diagrama de Flujo (English/Spanish)

4/1/15 - Follow this flowchart to learn how to make healthier food choices—try to eat more GO foods than SLOW foods, and eat WHOA foods in very small amounts. / Sigue el camino para aprender cómo elegir alimentos más saludables—trata de comer más alimentos GO que alimentos SLOW, y come alimentos WHOA en pequeñas cantidades.


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SPAN Survey Fact Sheets

9/1/14 - Download detailed 2009-2011 SPAN Survey results, sorted into one-page fact sheets by grade (4th, 8th, and 11th) and Health Service Region.


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Child Obesity in Texas infographic

9/1/14 - Child obesity rates and statistics on obesity-related health behaviors from the 2009-2011 SPAN Survey.


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Center Research Spotlight - Nutrition

9/1/14 - A spotlight on our nutrition research. We study dietary behaviors and train dietitians in order to help people and institutions understand, plan, purchase, and prepare healthy foods.


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Health Fits Into Every Day Infographic

8/31/14 - Health Fits Into Every Day: Tie in all of the CATCH "Health Fits Into Every Day" tip sheets with this infographic.


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Health Fits into Every Day: Healthy Breakfast Tip Sheet (English/Spanish)

8/30/14 - Here are tips on how to eat a healthy breakfast every day.


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Health Fits into Every Day: Water Tip Sheet (English/Spanish)

8/30/14 - Here are some tips on how to fit water into every day.


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Active Meeting Guide

11/1/13 - Use this guide to inject some activity into your meetings, conferences, and workspace.


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Activity Break Guide

11/1/13 - Got that “2:30" feeling? Don’t reach for a sugary energy drink–try these activity breaks to re-energize your body and mind!


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Training on Measuring Heights and Weights - Spanish

6/1/13 - En este video se demuestra el protocolo adecuado para la realización de medidas de altura y peso.


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CATCH in IOM report on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention

5/1/12 - This excerpt from the 2012 Institute of Medicine report on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention discusses the evidence base for the CATCH program.


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Healthy Meeting Guide

5/1/12 - This guide includes tips for providing healthier food choices during meetings.


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Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention (2012)

5/1/12 - The Institute of Medicine (IOM) evaluated prior obesity prevention strategies and identified recommendations to accelerate progress in obesity prevention. Center faculty, Drs. Steve Kelder and Bill Kohl, sat on the IOM committee that authored the 2012 report.


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Nutrition & Cancer

6/1/11 - Fact sheet explaining the importance of nutrition in cancer prevention.


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Stay Healthy-Eat Smart

9/1/10 - GO, SLOW and WHOA foods to help you stay healthy eat smart.


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Eat Smart with CATCH (Spanish)

4/2/10 - Do you know your GO, SLOW, WHOA foods? This presentation can be used to help teachers, parents, and students learn about the CATCH program's GO, SLOW, WHOA stoplight system for categorizing foods.


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Eat Smart with CATCH (English)

4/2/10 - Do you know your GO, SLOW, WHOA foods? This presentation can be used to help teachers, parents, and students learn about the CATCH program's GO, SLOW, WHOA stoplight system for categorizing foods.


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CATCH Your Students At Their Best (bilingual)

4/1/10 - This bilingual (Spanish / English) flyer for parents includes healthy tips from the CATCH program.


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Your Elementary School and the CATCH Program (bilingual)

4/1/10 - Learn about the key components of the CATCH elementary school program with this bilingual (Spanish / English) handout.


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CATCH Healthy Habits at Home (bilingual)

4/1/10 - This bilingual (Spanish / English) handout contains simple steps that will add up to a big difference in your family’s health. Be a CATCH MVP and select one or two new habits that are best suited for you and your family!