August 9, 2016

CSDA Associate Janine Jurkowski‘s research on obesity was discussed on the Harvard School of Public Health website.

“When fast food joints are on every corner and fruits and vegetables are costly at the local market, how can parents make sure their children eat a healthy diet?

How can low-income parents ensure their children get enough exercise when they don’t have a safe place to play outdoors?

What’s the best way to limit a child’s screen time when trying to do so causes stress and conflict?

These questions, and many more focused on healthy eating and healthy behaviors, will be tackled in parent-to-parent discussions as part of a new obesity prevention program currently in the planning stages at Head Start programs in three Massachusetts cities. “