The major purpose of Head Start to Healthy Lifestyles (HSHL) – SNAP-ED is to identify different factors for making healthy food choices with limited budget and developing physically active lifestyles for Head Start preschool children and their families. The aim of this study is to investigate the extent to which evidence-based nutrition and physical activities impact young children’s body mass index, physical activity, sedentary behavior, and healthy food choices in Head Start Sites. The project is in partnership with Child Care Associates, Texas Woman’s University, and Tarrant Area Food Bank. It is a large-scale, multi-year physical activity and nutrition intervention project.
Dr. Tao Zhang, Program Director/Principal Investigator
Dr. Jean Keller, Co-Principal Investigator
Dr. Jihye Lee, Program Coordinator and Post-doc Research Fellow