SOPHE is excited to announce that our Center for Online Resources and Education (CORE) will transition to a new and improved online platform, BeaconLive, on Thursday, July 26, 2018. As a result of this transition, it is important that you download any certificates you have earned on this BizVision website by July 30, 2018, as the BizVision website will be shutting down July 31, 2018. If you need assistance downloading your certificates, please email

For more information regarding this transition, please go to


HPP 179 September: ¡Miranos! (Look at us! We Are Healthy!): Home-Based and Parent Peer–Led Childhood Obesity Prevention

No Reviews - Be the first

Parent interventions for childhood obesity prevention have traditionally experienced low participation rates or used passive methods such as newsletters. In con- trast, the ¡Miranos! intervention home-based activities included parent-led face-to-face meetings delivered after school, take-home bags with educational materi- als, and scavenger hunt games to deliver health infor- mation to Head Start families regarding nutrition, physical activity, and healthy growth promotion for their preschooler. This study employed a quasi-experi- mental design with three intervention centers (two that received only center-based activities and one that received center- and home-based activities) and one comparison center. Data were collected on participat- ing Head Start children and their parents/guardians and included parent attendance, parent health mes- sage recall through intercept interviews, parent knowl- edge through pre- and posttests, and family supportive behaviors and child health behaviors through a parent questionnaire. Parents/guardians that received both center- and home-based activities significantly increased knowledge scores (t = 2.50, degrees of free- dom = 123, p < .05) and family supportive behaviors from baseline to follow-up (t = 2.12, degrees of freedom = 122, p < .05). This study demonstrates the effects home-based interventions can have when coupled with center-based activities and implemented in the center at the end of the school day. 

Produced By:


Supplementary Materials