Examines the relationship between family members' weight and weight-related behaviors and adolescents' body mass index (BMI), dietary intake, and physical activity.
A secondary data analysis answering important questions regarding the quality of family meals, both in regards to meal dietary healthfulness and the emotional atmosphere at the meal.
Uses innovative mixed-methods data collection (e.g., iPad video recording of family meals) to examine factors within the home food environment that are associated with risk and protective factors for childhood obesity.
Examines parent feeding behaviors with more than one child in the home.
Integrates primary care, homes, and community-based intervention strategies to promote change in food intake, physical activity, and body weight in children.
Uses the Citizen Health Care model to deliver a community-based participatory research initiative targeting childhood and adolescent obesity in the Paha Sapa Park area of Burnsville, Minnesota.
Examines the feasibility and initial effectiveness of prenatal group visits in a family medicine residency program.