Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Head Start: Insights from the Head Start Health Manager Descriptive Study

Publication Date: December 30, 2016


This brief focuses on perceptions of childhood overweight and obesity on Head Start/Early Head Start programs, as well as the use of programming, staffing models, training, and other resources to address the issue. The brief addresses the following research questions:

  1. What is the perceived burden of overweight and obesity on Head Start/Early Head Start programs?
  2. What health programming (e.g., services, activities, education) and policies are currently in place to address overweight and obesity?
  3. What are the staffing models used to address need? How is staff training addressing need?
  4. How are programs leveraging other partners, community resources, and the health services advisory committee to address health need?
Current as of: