Healthy Eating and Active Living Taught at Home (HEALTH)

A lifestyle intervention derived from the Diabetes Prevention Program was embedded within Parents as Teachers entitled Healthy Eating and Active Living Taught at home (HEALTH).  Clinically significant weight loss and reduced weight gain was shown for those receiving HEALTH.

Funding Source

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Publications

Haire-Joshu D, Schwarz C. D., Lapka C, Schechtman K, Brownson R, Tabak R. 2018. A Weight Change Intervention Embedded in a National Home Visiting Program: A Randomized Trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Am J Prev Med 54(3):341-351.

Tabak, R.G., Moreshed, A.B., Schwarz, C. D., Haire-Joshu, D. 2018 Impact of a Healthy Weight Intervention Embedded Within a National Home Visiting Program on the Home Food Environment. Frontiers in Public Health 6:178

Tabak, R.G., Schwarz, C. D., Haire-Joshu, D. 2017 Associations between feeding practices and maternal and child weight among mothers who do and do not correctly identify their child’s weight status. Obesity Science & Practice 3(1): 51-58

Presentations

Haire-Joshu, D., Schwarz, C.D., Tabak, R.G. An Intervention Embedded in a National Home Visiting Program to Prevent Excess Weight Gain. Obesity Week 2017, Selected for Poster Tour, Washington DC. (October, 2017)

Anthony, H., Tabak, R.G., Morshed, A., Schwarz, C.D., Phad, A., Haire-Joshu, D. Assessing Self-Reporting Status of Mother’s and Child’s Weights. Institute of Public Health at Washington University’s Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, United States. (September, 2017)

Winston, S., Schwarz, C.D., Steger-May, K., Tabak, R.G., Haire-Joshu, D. Obesity Prevention and Control in Overweight and Obese Mothers of Preschool Children. Institute of Public Health at Washington University’s Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, United States. (November, 2016)

Tabak, R. G., Schwarz, C.D., Haire-Joshu, D. Maternal Feeding Practices and Preschool Children at Risk for Obesity and Diabetes. 76th Scientific Session, American Diabetes Association, New Orleans, LA, United States. (June, 2016)

Tabak, R.G., Gable, L., Schwarz, C.D., Steger-May, K., Haire-Joshu, D. Associations Between Feeding Practices and Maternal and Child Weight Among Mothers Who Do Not Correctly Identify Child’s Weight Status. Institute of Public Health at Washington University’s Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, United States. (November, 2015)

Schwarz, C.D., Lapka, C., Steger-May, K., Tabak, R.G., Haire-Joshu, D. Television Viewing Habits of Overweight and Obese Mothers Enrolled in HEALTH. Institute of Public Health at Washington University’s Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, United States. (October, 2014)

Schwarz, C.D., Lapka, C., Yount, B., Steger-May, K., Bednarski, M., Haire-Joshu, D. Child-feeding Behaviors and Concerns about Weight of Obese Mothers of Preschoolers. Institute of Public Health at Washington University’s Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, United States. (October, 2013)

Media

Home Visits Can Promote Healthy Changes for Children.

By Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis on August 10, 2018

Diabetes intervention plus home visits boosts weight loss in mothers with overweight, obesity

By Melissa J. Webb on April 11, 2018

Diabetes intervention works best at home

By Brandie Jefferson on March 26, 2018

Health Gains in Mothers Achieved Through Parents as Teachers

By Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis on March 5, 2018