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Clinical-Community Collaboration: A Strategy to Improve Retention and Outcomes in Low-Income Minority Youth in Family-Based Obesity Treatment

Tripicchio, G. L., Ammerman, A. S., Ward, DI. S., Faith, M. S., Truesdale, K. P., Burger, K. S., Dean, K., Dumenci, L. & Davis, A., Apr 1 2018, In : Childhood Obesity. 14, 3, p. 141-148 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obesity
Weights and Measures
Physicians
Therapeutics
Body Mass Index

Development of a Workplace Intervention for Child Care Staff: Caring and Reaching for Health’s (CARE) Healthy Lifestyles Intervention

Arandia, G., Vaughn, A. E., Bateman, L. A., Ward, D. S. & Linnan, L. A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Health Promotion Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Workplace
Health
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Health Behavior
1 Citations

Economic evaluation of a group randomized controlled trial on healthy eating and physical activity in afterschool programs

Beets, M. W., Brazendale, K., Glenn Weaver, R., Turner-McGrievy, G. M., Huberty, J., Moore, J. B., Mahmud Khan, M. & Ward, D. S., Jan 1 2018, In : Preventive Medicine. 106, p. 60-65 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Randomized Controlled Trials
Exercise
Costs and Cost Analysis
Fees and Charges
1 Citations

Evaluating Food Policy Councils Using Structural Equation Modeling

Calancie, L., Allen, N. E., Ng, S. W., Weiner, B. J., Ward, D. S., Ware, W. B. & Ammerman, A. S., Mar 1 2018, In : American Journal of Community Psychology. 61, 1-2, p. 251-264 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nutrition Policy
food
Food
social capital
Capacity Building
1 Citations

Parent and child care provider partnerships: Protocol for the Healthy Me, Healthy We (HMHW) cluster randomized control trial

Hennink-Kaminski, H., Vaughn, A. E., Hales, D., Moore, R. H., Luecking, C. T. & Ward, D. S., Jan 1 2018, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 64, p. 49-57 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Social Marketing
Preschool Children
Parents
Exercise
4 Citations
Mississippi
Child Care
Food and Beverages
Nutrition Policy
Food
1 Citations

Racial DiffeRences in weight loss MeDiateD by engageMent anD behavioR change

Blackman Carr, L. T., Samuel-Hodge, C., Ward, D. S., Evenson, K. R., Bangdiwala, S. I. & Tate, D. F., Dec 1 2018, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 28, 1, p. 43-48 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Loss
Internet
African Americans
Weights and Measures
Behavior Control
Education
Food
1 Citations

Self-reported and observed feeding practices of Rhode Island Head Start teachers: Knowing what not to do

Fallon, M., Halloran, K., Gorman, K., Ward, D., Greene, G. & Tovar, A., Jan 1 2018, In : Appetite. 120, p. 310-317 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Environmental Policy
Self Report
Observation
Lunch
2 Citations

The family child care home environment and children's diet quality

Benjamin-Neelon, S. E., Vaughn, A. E., Tovar, A., Østbye, T., Mazzucca, S. & Ward, D. S., Jul 1 2018, In : Appetite. 126, p. 108-113 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Diet
Food and Beverages
Observation
Nutrition Policy

The physical environment in family childcare homes and children's physical activity

Neshteruk, C. D., Mazzucca, S., Østbye, T. & Ward, D. S., Sep 1 2018, In : Child: Care, Health and Development. 44, 5, p. 746-752 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Observation
Equipment and Supplies
Preschool Children
Linear Models

The quality of nutrition and physical activity environments of child-care centers across three states in the southern U.S

Erinosho, T., Vaughn, A., Hales, D., Mazzucca, S., Gizlice, Z., Treadway, C., Kelly, A. & Ward, D., Aug 1 2018, In : Preventive Medicine. 113, p. 95-101 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Exercise
Self Report
Observation
Mississippi
Child care
Physical activity
Partnering
Healthy eating
Habit
1 Citations

Weight Loss Strategies Utilized in a Men’s Weight Loss Intervention

Crane, M. M., Lutes, L. D., Sherwood, N. E., Ward, D. S. & Tate, D. F., Jun 1 2018, In : Health Education and Behavior. 45, 3, p. 401-409 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Loss
Weight Reduction Programs
Beverages
Body Mass Index

What matters most - what parents model or what parents eat?

Vaughn, A. E., Martin, C. L. & Ward, D. S., Jul 1 2018, In : Appetite. 126, p. 102-107 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parents
Diet
Eating
Healthy Diet
Food
1 Citations

Workplace health and safety intervention for child care staff: Rationale, design, and baseline results from the CARE cluster randomized control trial

Ward, D. S., Vaughn, A. E., Hales, D., Viera, A. J., Gizlice, Z., Bateman, L. A., Grummon, A. H., Arandia, G. & Linnan, L. A., May 1 2018, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 68, p. 116-126 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Workplace
Safety
Health
Health Behavior
2017

Assessing Challenges in Low-Income Families to Inform a Life Skills–Based Obesity Intervention

Bhushan, N., Vu, M., Teal, R., Carda-Auten, J., Ward, D. & Erinosho, T., Dec 1 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Health Promotion Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Preschool Children
Self Care
Obesity
Parents
6 Citations

Assessment of nutrition and physical activity environments in family child care homes: Modification and psychometric testing of the Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation

Vaughn, A. E., Mazzucca, S., Burney, R., Østbye, T., Benjamin Neelon, S. E., Tovar, A. & Ward, D. S., Aug 29 2017, In : BMC public health. 17, 1, 680.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nutrition Assessment
Child Care
Psychometrics
Observation
Exercise
2 Citations

Children's Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity Attending Summer Day Camps

Brazendale, K., Beets, M. W., Weaver, R. G., Chandler, J. L., Randel, A. B., Turner-McGrievy, G. M., Moore, J. B., Huberty, J. L. & Ward, D. S., Jul 1 2017, In : American journal of preventive medicine. 53, 1, p. 78-84 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Guidelines
Benchmarking
Wrist
African Americans

Cumulative Risk Exposure and Waist Circumference in Preschool-Aged Children: the Mediating Role of Television and Moderating Role of Sex

Grummon, A. H., Vaughn, A., Jones, D. J. & Ward, D. S., Aug 1 2017, In : Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 51, 4, p. 489-499 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Television
Waist Circumference
Preschool Children
Demography
Pediatric Obesity
8 Citations
parenting
Family Practice
Parenting
environmental assessment
Diet
8 Citations

Family child care home providers as role models for children: Cause for concern?

Tovar, A., Vaughn, A. E., Grummon, A., Burney, R., Erinosho, T., Østbye, T. & Ward, D. S., Mar 1 2017, In : Preventive Medicine Reports. 5, p. 308-313 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Vegetables
Exercise
Fruit
Sleep
2 Citations

First year physical activity findings from turn up the HEAT (Healthy Eating and Activity Time) in summer day camps

Weaver, R. G., Brazendale, K., Chandler, J. L., Turner-Mcgrievy, G. M., Moore, J. B., Huberty, J. L., Ward, D. S. & Beets, M. W., Mar 1 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 3, e0173791.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

healthy diet
physical activity
Exercise
summer
Guidelines
1 Citations

Food policy council self-assessment tool: Development, testing, and results

Calancie, L., Allen, N. E., Weiner, B. J., Ng, S. W., Ward, D. S. & Ammerman, A., Jan 1 2017, In : Preventing Chronic Disease. 14, 3, 160281.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nutrition Policy
Self-Assessment
Directories
Climate
Practice Guidelines
2 Citations

Multilevel Interventions Targeting Obesity: Research Recommendations for Vulnerable Populations

Stevens, J., Pratt, C., Boyington, J., Nelson, C., Truesdale, K. P., Ward, D. S., Lytle, L., Sherwood, N. E., Robinson, T. N., Moore, S., Barkin, S., Cheung, Y. K. & Murray, D. M., Jan 1 2017, In : American journal of preventive medicine. 52, 1, p. 115-124 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulnerable Populations
Obesity
Research
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.)
Behavioral Sciences
1 Citations

Social marketing approaches to nutrition and physical activity interventions in early care and education centres: a systematic review

Luecking, C. T., Hennink-Kaminski, H., Ihekweazu, C., Vaughn, A., Mazzucca, S. & Ward, D. S., Dec 1 2017, In : Obesity Reviews. 18, 12, p. 1425-1438 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Social Marketing
Benchmarking
Exercise
Education
Pediatric Obesity
16 Citations

Strength of obesity prevention interventions in early care and education settings: A systematic review

Ward, D. S., Welker, E., Choate, A., Henderson, K. E., Lott, M., Tovar, A., Wilson, A. & Sallis, J. F., Feb 1 2017, In : Preventive Medicine. 95, p. S37-S52

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obesity
Education
Home Care Services
Exercise
Diet
1 Citations

Technology Components as Adjuncts to Family-Based Pediatric Obesity Treatment in Low-Income Minority Youth

Tripicchio, G. L., Ammerman, A. S., Neshteruk, C., Faith, M. S., Dean, K., Befort, C., Ward, D. S., Truesdale, K. P., Burger, K. S. & Davis, A., Dec 1 2017, In : Childhood Obesity. 13, 6, p. 433-442 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Technology
Body Mass Index
Therapeutics
Hispanic Americans
3 Citations

The health and working conditions of women employed in child care

Linnan, L., Arandia, G., Bateman, L. A., Vaughn, A., Smith, N. & Ward, D., Mar 9 2017, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14, 3, 283.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Working Women
Child Care
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Health
Administrative Personnel
4 Citations

The influence of fathers on children's physical activity: A review of the literature from 2009 to 2015

Neshteruk, C. D., Nezami, B. T., Nino-Tapias, G., Davison, K. K. & Ward, D. S., Sep 1 2017, In : Preventive Medicine. 102, p. 12-19 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Fathers
Exercise
Father-Child Relations
Parenting
Mothers
4 Citations

Translating a child care based intervention for online delivery: Development and randomized pilot study of Go NAPSACC

Ward, D. S., Vaughn, A. E., Mazzucca, S. & Burney, R., Nov 21 2017, In : BMC public health. 17, 1, 891.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Education
Pediatric Obesity
Beverages
Self Report
2 Citations

Two-Year Healthy Eating Outcomes: An RCT in Afterschool Programs

Beets, M. W., Weaver, R. G., Turner-McGrievy, G., Huberty, J., Moore, J. B., Ward, D. S., Freedman, D. A. & Beighle, A., Sep 1 2017, In : American journal of preventive medicine. 53, 3, p. 316-326 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food and Beverages
Food Storage
Vegetables
Fruit
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
2016
16 Citations

Deconstructing interventions: approaches to studying behavior change techniques across obesity interventions

Tate, D. F., Lytle, L. A., Sherwood, N. E., Haire-Joshu, D., Matheson, D., Moore, S. M., Loria, C. M., Pratt, C., Ward, D. S., Belle, S. H. & Michie, S., Jun 1 2016, In : Translational Behavioral Medicine. 6, 2, p. 236-243 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Obesity
Behavioral Research
Maintenance
Health
8 Citations

Effectiveness of an active commuting school-based intervention at 6-month follow-up

Villa-González, E., Ruiz, J. R., Ward, D. S. & Chillón, P., Apr 1 2016, In : European Journal of Public Health. 26, 2, p. 272-276 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Control Groups
Walking
Exercise
Surveys and Questionnaires
67 Citations

Fundamental constructs in food parenting practices: A content map to guide future research

Vaughn, A. E., Ward, D. S., Fisher, J. O., Faith, M. S., Hughes, S. O., Kremers, S. P. J., Musher-Eizenman, D. R., O'Connor, T. M., Patrick, H. & Power, T. G., Feb 1 2016, In : Nutrition reviews. 74, 2, p. 98-117 20 p., nuv061.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parenting
Food
Terminology
Feeding Behavior
Snacks
5 Citations

Impact of policies on physical activity and screen time practices in 50 child-care centers in North Carolina

Erinosho, T., Hales, D., Vaughn, A., Mazzucca, S. & Ward, D. S., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 13, 1, p. 59-66 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Exercise
Preschool Children
Research
6 Citations

Intervention leads to improvements in the nutrient profile of snacks served in afterschool programs: a group randomized controlled trial

Beets, M. W., Turner-McGrievy, B., Weaver, R. G., Huberty, J., Moore, J. B., Ward, D. S. & Freedman, D. A., Sep 1 2016, In : Translational Behavioral Medicine. 6, 3, p. 329-338 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Snacks
Randomized Controlled Trials
Food
Nutrition Policy
Micronutrients
5 Citations

Making Healthy Eating Policy Practice: A Group Randomized Controlled Trial on Changes in Snack Quality, Costs, and Consumption in After-School Programs

Beets, M. W., Weaver, R. G., Turner-McGrievy, G., Huberty, J., Ward, D. S., Freedman, D., Hutto, B., Moore, J. B. & Beighle, A., Sep 1 2016, In : American Journal of Health Promotion. 30, 7, p. 521-531 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Snacks
eating behavior
Randomized Controlled Trials
Costs and Cost Analysis
nutrition policy
7 Citations

Physical activity outcomes in afterschool programs: A group randomized controlled trial

Beets, M. W., Weaver, R. G., Turner-McGrievy, G., Huberty, J., Ward, D. S., Pate, R. R., Freedman, D., Hutto, B., Moore, J. B., Bottai, M., Chandler, J., Brazendale, K. & Beighle, A., Sep 1 2016, In : Preventive Medicine. 90, p. 207-215 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Randomized Controlled Trials
Exercise
Odds Ratio
Accelerometry
Appointments and Schedules
7 Citations

Process Evaluation of Making HEPA Policy Practice: A Group Randomized Trial

Weaver, R. G., Moore, J. B., Huberty, J., Freedman, D., Turner-McGrievy, B., Beighle, A., Ward, D., Pate, R., Saunders, R., Brazendale, K., Chandler, J., Ajja, R., Kyryliuk, B. & Beets, M. W., Sep 1 2016, In : Health promotion practice. 17, 5, p. 631-647 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Policy Making
Snacks
Exercise
Observation
Beverages
13 Citations

Providers’ response to child eating behaviors: A direct observation study

Tovar, A., Vaughn, A. E., Fallon, M., Hennessy, E., Burney, R., Østbye, T. & Ward, D. S., Oct 1 2016, In : Appetite. 105, p. 534-541 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Behavior
Feeding Behavior
Observation
Child Care
Food
4 Citations

Recruitment of family child care homes for an obesity prevention intervention study

Ward, D. S., Vaughn, A. E., Burney, R. V. & Østbye, T., Aug 15 2016, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 3, p. 131-138 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Obesity
Randomized Controlled Trials
Communication
Population
8 Citations

Theoretical and Behavioral Mediators of a Weight Loss Intervention for Men

Crane, M. M., Ward, D. S., Lutes, L. D., Bowling, J. M. & Tate, D. F., Jun 1 2016, In : Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 50, 3, p. 460-470 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Loss
Self Efficacy
Motivation
Diet
Control Groups
18 Citations

The relationship between physical activity and diet and young children's cognitive development: A systematic review

Tandon, P. S., Tovar, A., Jayasuriya, A. T., Welker, E., Schober, D. J., Copeland, K., Dev, D. A., Murriel, A. L., Amso, D. & Ward, D. S., Jan 1 2016, In : Preventive Medicine Reports. 3, p. 379-390 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Child Development
Exercise
Diet
Motor Skills
MEDLINE
2015
8 Citations

Application of the Intervention Mapping protocol to develop Keys, a family child care home intervention to prevent early childhood obesity

Mann, C. M., Ward, D. S., Vaughn, A., Benjamin Neelon, S. E., Long Vidal, L. J., Omar, S., Namenek Brouwer, R. J. & Østbye, T., Dec 10 2015, In : BMC Public Health. 15, 1, 1227.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Child Care
Personal Autonomy
Needs Assessment
Home Care Services
14 Citations

A randomized trial testing the efficacy of a novel approach to weight loss among men with overweight and obesity

Crane, M. M., Lutes, L. D., Ward, D. S., Bowling, J. M. & Tate, D. F., Dec 1 2015, In : Obesity. 23, 12, p. 2398-2405 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Loss
Obesity
Eating
Weight Reduction Programs
Internet

A suggested approach for imputation of missing dietary data for young children in daycare

Stevens, J., Ou, F. S., Truesdale, K. P., Zeng, D., Vaughn, A. E., Pratt, C. & Ward, D. S., Dec 17 2015, In : Food and Nutrition Research. 59, 28626.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Snacks
snacks
Lunch
lunch
diet recall
5 Citations
Weight Loss
Randomized Controlled Trials
Training Support
Social Networking
Weight Reduction Programs
24 Citations

Differences in energy balance-related behaviours in European preschool children: The ToyBox-study

ToyBox-study group, Mar 18 2015, In : PloS one. 10, 3, e0118303.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Beverages
preschool children
Preschool Children
Energy balance
Television
5 Citations

Drivers of overweight mothers' food choice behaviors depend on child gender

Bouhlal, S., McBride, C. M., Ward, D. S. & Persky, S., Jan 1 2015, In : Appetite. 84, p. 154-160 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Choice Behavior
Mothers
Food
Nuclear Family
Meals