School feeding programs (SFPs) can play a crucial role in the emergency food and nutrition response, but there is a dearth of information on how SFPs operate during emergencies. The Results of this study showed that during the pandemic, all SFPs continued (although continuation plans varied from a few days in Chile to > 1 […]
New study looks at how applying implementation science can improve care for familial hypercholesterolemia
Purpose of review: Improving care of individuals with familial hypercholesteremia (FH) is reliant on the synthesis of evidence-based guidelines and their subsequent implementation into clinical care. This review describes implementation strategies, defined as methods to improve translation of evidence into FH care, that have been mapped to strategies from the Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change (ERIC) […]
Food insecurity and schools during the pandemic (Links to an external site)
The coronavirus pandemic has brought a number of challenges to schools, which were forced to close in the spring to help slow the spread of infection. One major challenge for schools was ensuring that students’ nutritional supplementation needs were met when they were not attending school in person. As schools across the country begin to […]
Significant proportion of mothers are unaware of their children’s height and weight
A significant proportion of mothers are unaware of their children’s height and weight—which has implications for early detection of childhood obesity. Researchers utilized data from 230 mothers in the St. Louis area of containing baseline self-reported and measured heights and weights of mothers and children who were enrolled in ‘Healthy Eating and Active Living Taught […]
Researchers find unique complexities between geographic food access and food insecurity across urbanicity levels
Food insecurity is a public health issue that affects 12% of Americans. Individuals living in food insecure households are more likely to suffer from conditions such as undernutrition, obesity and chronic diseases. Food insecurity has been linked to limited geographic access to food; however, past studies have used limited measures of access which do not […]
Pilot test of a workplace obesity intervention shows potential for dissemination and sustainability
Healthy eating and activity are important to prevent obesity and chronic diseases, yet those who are most likely to bear a disproportionate burden have limited access to resources that promote healthy eating and activity, especially in the workplace. Thus, there is a need for workplace programs that promote healthy eating and activity that reach low-wage […]
PRC faculty wins 3rd place in “Shark tank” style competition
The Healthcare Innovation Lab and the Institute for Informatics hosted a “Shark Tank-style” pitch session on February 28, 2020. Ten project teams requesting up to $50,000 in funds at BJC HealthCare (BJC) and Washington University School of Medicine’s (WUSM) competed in the second Big Ideas Competition. Our own PRC faculty, Maura Kepper, presented with her […]
The application of mHealth to monitor implementation of best practices to support healthy eating and physical activity in afterschool programs.
Brazendale K, Beets MW, Weaver RG, Turner-McGrievy B, Brazendale AB, Chandler JL, Moore JB, Huberty JL, Lemley J, Brownson RC. The application of mHealth to monitor implementation of best practices to support healthy eating and physical activity in afterschool programs. Glob Health Promot. 2018 May 1:1757975918768442. doi: 10.1177/1757975918768442. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: […]
Maternal and familial correlates of anthropometric typologies in the nutrition transition of Colombia
Parra DC, Gomez LF, Iannotti L, Haire-Joshu D, Sebert Kuhlmann AK, Brownson RC. Maternal and familial correlates of anthropometric typologies in the nutrition transition of Colombia, 2000 2010. Public Health Nutr. 2018 Jun 1:1-11. doi:10.1017/S1368980018001337. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: 29852886
Chronic Disease Prevention: Tobacco Avoidance, Physical Activity, and Nutrition for a Healthy Start.
Dietz WH, Douglas CE, Brownson RC. Chronic Disease Prevention: Tobacco Avoidance, Physical Activity, and Nutrition for a Healthy Start. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25;316(16):1645-1646. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.14370. PubMed PMID: 27668419.