Online Program

Rhode Island's state-wide approach to enhancing obesity prevention in early care and education

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 10:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Patricia Markham Risica, DrPH, RD, Brown University Institute for Community Health Promotion, Brown University, Providence, RI
Angela Ankoma, MS, Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, RI
Sarah Amin, MPH, Brown University, Providence, RI
Eliza Lawson, MPH, Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, RI
Heather Butler, MPH, Brown University, Providence, RI
The Rhode Island Initiative for a Healthy Weight engages key stakeholders in discussions about current child care regulations and strategies to improve nutrition and physical activity environment and policies in child care centers across the state. To understand the child care landscape in the state, surveys were conducted with child care providers to assess their practices, beliefs, and attitudes. Data from the surveys, priority setting process with stakeholders and their approach to the regulatory change process will be presented.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe how survey data was used to engage stakeholders and set priorities state-wide for early care and education.

Keyword(s): Obesity, Nutrition

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I conducted the research to be presented and will write the presentation to be made.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.