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Eat Smart. Play HardTM San Luis Obispo: A Nutrition and Fitness Pilot Program for Young Children and Their Adult Buddies
Journal of Extension
  • Shirley S. Peterson, University of California Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
  • Dana E. Gerstein, University of California - Berkeley
  • Krista Mugford, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Rachael Willey, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Jenny Davis, University of California Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo County
  • Lisa M. Nicholson, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Patricia B. Crawford, University of California - Berkeley
Publication Date
2-1-2008
Abstract

Eat Smart. Play Hard™. San Luis Obispo!, a multi-component primary prevention program targeting low-income, Hispanic children 6-8 years, focuses on promoting healthy dietary and physical activity behaviors using an innovative child-adult buddy system approach. The child-adult buddies participate in multiple activities to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables, and level of physical activity and decrease their consumption of sweetened beverages. The results of the pilot program show high program satisfaction and improvements in dietary and physical activity behaviors. Such programs provide an opportunity to establish and promote healthy behaviors among young children and ultimately prevent overweight development.

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Number of Pages
5
Citation Information
Shirley S. Peterson, Dana E. Gerstein, Krista Mugford, Rachael Willey, et al.. "Eat Smart. Play HardTM San Luis Obispo: A Nutrition and Fitness Pilot Program for Young Children and Their Adult Buddies" Journal of Extension Vol. 46 Iss. 1 (2008)
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