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Obesity prevention in the family day care setting : impact of the romp & chomp intervention on opportunities for children's physical activity and healthy eating

de Silva-Sanigorski, A, Elea, D., Bell, C., Kremer, P., Carpenter, L., Nichols, M., Smith, M., Sharp, S., Boak, R. and Swinburn, B. 2011, Obesity prevention in the family day care setting : impact of the romp & chomp intervention on opportunities for children's physical activity and healthy eating, Child : care, health and development, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 385-393, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01205.x.

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Title Obesity prevention in the family day care setting : impact of the romp & chomp intervention on opportunities for children's physical activity and healthy eating
Author(s) de Silva-Sanigorski, A
Elea, D.
Bell, C.ORCID iD for Bell, C. orcid.org/0000-0003-2731-9858
Kremer, P.ORCID iD for Kremer, P. orcid.org/0000-0003-2476-1958
Carpenter, L.
Nichols, M.ORCID iD for Nichols, M. orcid.org/0000-0002-7834-5899
Smith, M.
Sharp, S.
Boak, R.
Swinburn, B.
Journal name Child : care, health and development
Volume number 37
Issue number 3
Start page 385
End page 393
Total pages 9
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publshing Ltd
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2011-05
ISSN 0305-1862
1365-2214
Keyword(s) childcare
early childhood
environment
intervention
obesity
Summary Background The Romp & Chomp intervention reduced the prevalence of overweight/obesity in pre-school children in Geelong, Victoria, Australia through an intervention promoting healthy eating and active play in early childhood settings. This study aims to determine if the intervention successfully created more health promoting family day care (FDC) environments.
Methods The evaluation had a cross-sectional, quasi-experimental design with the intervention FDC service in Geelong and a comparison sample from 17 FDC services across Victoria. A 45-item questionnaire capturing nutrition- and physical activity-related aspects of the policy, socio-cultural and physical environments of the FDC service was completed by FDC care providers (in 2008) in the intervention (n = 28) and comparison (n = 223) samples.
Results Select results showed intervention children spent less time in screen-based activities (P = 0.03), organized active play (P < 0.001) and free inside play (P = 0.03) than comparison children. There were more rules related to healthy eating (P < 0.001), more care provider practices that supported children’s positive meal experiences (P < 0.001), fewer unhealthy food items allowed (P = 0.05), higher odds of staff being trained in nutrition (P = 0.04) and physical activity (P < 0.001), lower odds of having set minimum times for outside (P < 0.001) and organized (P = 0.01) active play, and of rewarding children with food (P < 0.001).
Conclusions Romp & Chomp improved the FDC service to one that discourages sedentary behaviours and promotes opportunities for children to eat nutritious foods. Ongoing investment to increase children’s physical activity within the setting and improving the capacity and health literacy of care providers is required to extend and sustain the improvements.
Notes Published online : 31 Jan 2011
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01205.x
Field of Research 111704 Community Child Health
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033104

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