Childcare Healthy Beverage Access, Food and Beverage Intake, and Obesity
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Interventions that promote water consumption in place of sugar-sweetened beverages have shown promise for preventing childhood obesity in schoolchildren. Yet to date, no studies have examined whether applying this approach in childcare centers could help to prevent childhood obesity at an even earlier stage of development. This cluster-randomized controlled trial will fill gaps by examining how a multilevel childcare-based healthy beverage intervention affects young children's consumption of beverages and obesity.
Healthy Drinks, Healthy Futures: The Impact of a Childcare-based Healthy Beverages Intervention on Young Children's Food and Beverage Intake and Obesity
- - Preschool-age children and families who don't have health conditions that preclude intake of water
- - Children not of preschool-age - Children and families who do not speak English or Spanish
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Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH