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Kim, YaeBin – Journal of Extension, 2016
The main purpose of the study described in this article was to test the effectiveness of Little Books and Little Cooks, a 7-week integrated nutrition and parenting education intervention designed to improve eating habits of families, strengthen relationships between parents and their children, and improve preschoolers' cooking skills. Participant…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Integrated Activities
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Kunkel, Kelly K.; Hurtado, Ghaffar A.; Conrad, Stephanie; Routh, Brianna; Joeng, Ju Ri; Harrison, Megan – Journal of Extension, 2014
This article examines the health education implications of targeted nutrition lesson plans at Head Start programs in south central Minnesota. The Head Start program in Mankato and the University of Minnesota Extension collaborated to deliver and evaluate a nutrition education program directed at preschool children and their families. Nine lesson…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Preschool Children, Early Intervention, Health Education
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Cirignano, Sherri M. – Journal of Extension, 2013
Currently, there is a nationwide effort to include preschool-aged children in wellness efforts for the prevention of obesity. National resources include guidelines, best practices, and tip sheets to assist in the implementation of these interventions. The Let's Move! Child Care Checklist is a resource that can be used to assess the level at…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Wellness, Child Health, Prevention
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Collins, J. Michael; Olive, Peggy; O'Rourke, Collin M. – Journal of Extension, 2013
Financial coaching is an emerging complement to financial education and counseling. As defined in this article, financial coaching is a process whereby participants set goals, commit to taking certain actions by specific dates, and are then held accountable by the coach. In this way, financial coaching is designed to help participants bridge the…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Money Management, Extension Education, Goal Orientation
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Green, Stephen – Journal of Extension, 2013
Demand for professional development training in the early childhood field has grown substantially in recent years. To meet the demand, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Family Development and Resource Management unit developed the Early Childhood Educator Online Training Program, a professional development system that currently offers…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Agricultural Education, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Ostergren, Carol S.; Riley, David A.; Wehmeier, Jenny M. – Journal of Extension, 2011
More high quality child care is needed in the United States. This article evaluates the Better Kid Care (BKC) program produced by Pennsylvania State University Extension. Child care staff in Wisconsin were interviewed about changes they had made in their early childhood programs following participation in the BKC program. Findings show that 2…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Caregiver Training
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Niemeier, Brandi S.; Tande, Desiree L.; Hwang, Joyce; Stastny, Sherri; Hektner, Joel M. – Journal of Extension, 2010
Because children's eating habits predict their adult eating habits, educating children about healthy foods is essential (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000). A Midwest Extension Service created and delivered an educational experience for preschool children to increase knowledge of fruits and vegetables. The knowledge assessment…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Preschool Children, Eating Habits, Nutrition Instruction