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