(1998). Reducing fat in preschool meals: Description of the food service intervention component of Healthy Start.
Arlene Spark, Janice Pfau, Theresa A. Nicklas, and Christine L. Williams
Summary:Reducing Fat in Preschool Meals: Description of the Foodservice Intervention Component of Healthy Start
Abstract:Healthy Start is a 3-year demonstration and education research project to evaluate the effectiveness of a coronary heart disease risk reduction program in Head Start centers in New York State. The primary goal of the program is to demonstrate that it is possible and safe to reduce young children’s intake of fat to desirable levels. The development and initial implementation of the nutrition intervention component of the program are described in this report. Nutrition intervention includes nutrition education for the children’s care givers and modifications in the foodservice operation in each of the study’s six intervention sites. Recommendations are provided to guide educators in future research and practice.
JNE 30:170-177, 1998