Rhode Island: Integrating Nutrition Education into Full Service Schools

Brief Site Description: 
The URI CYFAR proposal, Integrating Nutrition Education into Full Services Community Schools in Providence, focuses on students and parents, encouraging low-income children and their parents to adopt healthy eating behaviors so as to reduce obesity risk and result in better health across the lifespan. The URI CYFAR proposal, Integrating Nutrition Education in Full Service Community Schools in Providence, RI focuses on students in grade 3 and parents. The goal is to encourage low income children and their parents to adopt healthy eating behaviors and skills that reduce obesity risk and result in better health across the lifespan. Influencing the school environment and targeting children in school, where they consume 50% of their daily caloric intake and spend the majority of time outside the home, has significant potential impact. This project strives to transfer skills and healthy behaviors to the home via parent education.
About multiple sites: 
Implement program in 3 Hartford sites and 3 New Britain sites