This article summarizes obesity prevention practices and environments within Head Start, the United States’ largest federally-funded early childhood education program. On the basis of survey data, researchers found that most Head Start programs report doing more to support healthy eating and gross motor activity than required by federal performance standards in these areas.
Published: December 2009
ID #: 63042
Journal: Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med
Authors: Whitaker RC, Gooze RA, Hughes CC, Finkelstein DM
Focus Area: Early Childhood
Resource Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Preschool-age children (ages 3 to 5)