This study seeks to partner with the local Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to pair an electronic health record (EHR)-based sugar-sweetened beverage screener with a technology-based intervention in order to improve intervention reach and uptake in nutritionally at-risk infants and young children. Specific aims include: (1) Enhance EHR data infrastructure to identify WIC participants ages 6 months to 4 years who overconsume sugar-sweetened beverages or fruit juice, and create a data linkage to allow WIC staff to access the EHR of WIC-enrolled children; (2) Use semi-structured interviews with WIC parents, WIC staff and pediatricians to identify a shared messaging strategy for beverage choice compatible with guidelines and current WIC packages; and (3) Pilot test the health system intervention + WIC communication strategy in a small randomized trial among 30 WIC-enrolled families.
Start Date: April 2021
ID #: 283-4134
Principal Investigator: Kristina Henderson Lewis, MD, MPH, SM
Organization: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Funding Round: SSB4
Child and Adult Care Food Program: Impacts of COVID-19 Differences in Reimbursement Rates on Family Childcare Home Providers, Children, and FamiliesThe Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the largest U.S. nutrition program for childcare, provides tiered reimbursements to family childcare homes (FCCHs) to serve healthy foods to a large proportion of children from households with low incomes. Due to COVID-19, all FCCHs on CACFP temporarily received the higher Tier I reimbursement rate. The aims More