National WIC Association

Walking the talk: Fit WIC wellness programs improve self-efficacy in pediatric obesity prevention counseling

Crawford PB, et al. Walking the talk: Fit WIC wellness programs improve self-efficacy in pediatric obesity prevention counseling. Am J Public Health. Sep 2004;94(9):1480-1485.

Using a pretest/posttest study design, the authors conducted a staff wellness pilot intervention program to improve staff self-efficacy in counseling WIC clients about childhood overweight in six sites of the California WIC Program. The results showed that intervention site staff were more likely to report that they felt their health habits were setting a good example for WIC clients. In addition, they were more motivated to eat healthy diets and be physically active. Furthermore, they felt more comfortable counseling WIC clients about how to improve their child’s weight status and to be more physically active with their families.

Categories: Obesity Prevention