Parents as Teachers Selected to Help Families Make Healthier Choices

With its new status as an exemplary Blue Ribbon Affiliate from the Parents as Teachers National Center, the Casa de los Niños Parents as Teachers program has been invited to join a study to develop and test a new specialty training program and curriculum. The Healthy Eating Active Living at Home (HEALTH) project blends the current Parents as Teachers model with a curriculum focused on supporting families to create a home environment that promotes healthy weight. Casa de los Niños Parents as Teachers staff will work with 18 participating families in this two-year study to test whether the enhanced health curriculum is effective. We are thrilled to be an intervention site in which staff will be trained in the HEALTH curriculum and implementation, and we are excited for this opportunity!

A mother, father and toddler girl at the kitchen sink washing apples

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A young mother looks at her sleeping infant.A man, woman and baby