National WIC Association

Fit WIC: attitudes, perceptions, and practices of WIC staff toward addressing childhood overweight

Serrano E, et al. Fit WIC: attitudes, perceptions, and practices of WIC staff toward addressing childhood overweight. J Nutr Educ Behav. May/Jun 2006;38(3):151-156.

The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes, perceptions, and practices of WIC staff in Virginia, in educating WIC participants about topics related to childhood overweight. WIC staff reported a lack of comfort, practice, and confidence in addressing childhood overweight. Researchers concluded that staff training, health promotion programs, and culturally relevant educational materials would help staff become knowledgeable and promote self-efficacy about childhood overweight-related topics.

Categories: Obesity Prevention