Target Behavior: Breastfeeding, Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Reducing Screen Time, Other: staff wellness
Intervention Type: Direct Education, PSE Change
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Setting: Child care (Learn)
Target Audience: Preschool (<5 years), Pregnant/Breastfeeding Women Parents/Mothers/Fathers
Race/Ethnicity: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, White, Hispanic/Latino, Non-Hispanic/Latino
- Partner Implementation Guide
- Project Implementation Timelines
- Wellness Policy Workbook
- Wellness Policy Posters
- Action Planning Templates
- Training Materials
- Staff and Family Newsletters
- Activity Calendars
- Staff Wellness Challenge
- Family Challenge
- Center director survey
Some materials are available here and others are available upon request.
Evidence-based Approach: Practice-based
|Readiness and Capacity – Short Term (ST)||Changes – Medium Term (MT)||Effectiveness and Maintenance – Long Term (LT)||Population Results (R)|
|Individual||ST1, ST3||MT1, MT3|
|Environmental Settings||ST5, ST6, ST7||MT5, MT6||LT5, LT6, LT7, LT10,|
|Sectors of Influence|
- ST1: Evaluation measures increases in nutrition education provided to staff, parents and children overall. Additional tools are available to measure individual impact (goals and readiness) of those programs for parents and staff.
- ST3: Evaluation measures increases in physical activity education/opportunities provided to staff, parents and children overall. Additional tools are available to measure individual impact (goals and readiness) of those programs for parents and staff.
- MT1: Additional programs implemented as part of HWTG have focused on shopping and cooking skills as a strategy for changing eating behaviors
- MT3: Additional programs implemented as part of HWTG have focused on increasing physical activity, particularly for staff
- ST5: HWTG needs assessment identifies center level readiness for change across nutrition & physical activity policy and best practice areas
- ST6: HWTG workbook includes goal of establishing wellness policy committee with staff, parents and community partners.
- ST7: HWTG works with center directors to build community partners to support implementation of wellness policy goals, including having community collaborations as part of policy goals.
- MT5 and MT6: HWTG needs assessment, wellness policy workbook and center director survey all provide center level information on number and proportion of early care and education programs that make at least one change in policy/writing or practice to expand access or improve appeal for healthy eating
- LT5: HWTG center directory survey can provide number of centers that implement nutrition policy changes, educational programs and parent involvement.
- LT6: HWTG center directory survey can provide number of centers that implement physical activity policy changes, educational programs and parent involvement.
- LT7: HWTG provides Gold, Silver and Bronze recognition levels to recognize those early care and education programs achieving wellness policy goals and best practices.
- LT10: HWTG assessment and wellness policy workbook include annual review and updating of wellness policy goals and focus on monitoring to ensure sustainability. National HWTG infrastructure provides ongoing resources (newsletters and webinars) to all participating providers.