Speaker: Sanita L. Hunsaker, PhD, Brigham Young University
Effectiveness of a Parent Health Report in Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Preschoolers and Kindergarteners
Results from both an open trial and a randomized controlled trial suggested that the parent health report may be a beneficial tool to increase vegetable consumption in preschoolers and kindergarteners. Increases in vegetable consumption can lead to the establishment of lifelong habits of healthy vegetable intake and decrease risk for chronic diseases.
- Describe the benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption in preschoolers and kindergarteners
- Describe factor that contribute to increased fruit and vegetable intake
- Demonstrate the utility of a parent health report to increasing preschooler and kindergartener vegetable intake
Dr. Sanita Hunsaker is an NIH-supported T32 fellow in Child Behavior and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Brigham Young University and completed her residency in behavioral medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hunsaker’s research focuses on promoting positive health-related behaviors in children and adolescents with and without obesity.