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The page contains all the previous projects of CHWRG. Click on each project name to view more information.

Keys to Healthy Family Childcare Homes

Keys to Healthy Family Childcare Homes was a randomized, controlled research project that targets family childcare home providers in North Carolina and the children in their   care.  Keys is one of the first studies to develop and evaluate an obesity prevention intervention specifically for family child care homes (FCCH).


CARE: Caring and Reaching for Health

CARE (Caring and Reaching for Health) was among the first randomized, controlled trials developed to evaluate two worksite wellness programs designed specifically for child care professionals working at child care centers.

Healthy Me, Healthy We

Healthy Me, Healthy We was a randomized, controlled research project using social marketing strategies initiated in the child care center to promote adoption of physical activity and healthy eating behaviors by preschool children and their adult caregivers.




The HomeSTEAD study created a self-administered measure of the home environment that provided evidence for the reliability and validity of a self-administered measure in a diverse sample of families.

Parenting SOS

The Parenting SOS study was created to reduce childhood obesity by helping parents enhance their stress management skills, use positive discipline, develop family routines, and reinforce healthy behaviors and habits.

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Physical Activity and Diet Assessment of Child Care (PANDA) was an assessment of nutrition and physical activity practices and policies of rural and urban child care centers, some of whom are participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

THRIVE for Health

THRIVE for Health was a family-based intervention to promote healthy weight behaviors in preschool children from underserved families by enhancing parents’ life skills.