Sara E Benjamin

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc An intervention to promote healthy weight: Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) theory and design
    Alice S Ammerman
    Department of Nutrition, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A67. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and physical activity self-assessment for child care (NAP SACC): results from a pilot intervention
    Sara E Benjamin
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 39:142-9. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Preparing Child Care Health Consultants to address childhood overweight: a randomized controlled trial comparing web to in-person training
    Sara E Benjamin
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Matern Child Health J 12:662-9. 2008
  4. pmc Early child care and adiposity at ages 1 and 3 years
    Sara E Benjamin
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 124:555-62. 2009
  5. pmc State and regional variation in regulations related to feeding infants in child care
    Sara E Benjamin
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e104-11. 2009
  6. pmc Obesity prevention in child care: a review of U.S. state regulations
    Sara E Benjamin
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:188. 2008
  7. pmc Menus in child care: a comparison of state regulations with national standards
    Sara E Benjamin
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:109-15. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Improving nutrition and physical activity in child care: what parents recommend
    Sara E Benjamin
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Fl, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1907-11. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint A review of state regulations to promote physical activity and safety on playgrounds in child care centers and family child care homes
    Angie L I Cradock
    Dept of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:S108-19. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Nutrition and physical activity in child care: results from an environmental intervention
    Dianne S Ward
    Department of Nutrition, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:352-6. 2008

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. pmc An intervention to promote healthy weight: Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) theory and design
    Alice S Ammerman
    Department of Nutrition, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A67. 2007
    ..The NAP SACC program shows promise as a useful approach to promoting healthy weight behaviors in child care settings...
  2. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and physical activity self-assessment for child care (NAP SACC): results from a pilot intervention
    Sara E Benjamin
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 39:142-9. 2007
    ..To determine the feasibility, acceptability, and reported impact of a nutrition and physical activity environmental intervention in child care...
  3. ncbi request reprint Preparing Child Care Health Consultants to address childhood overweight: a randomized controlled trial comparing web to in-person training
    Sara E Benjamin
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Matern Child Health J 12:662-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if web-based training is as effective as in-person training...
  4. pmc Early child care and adiposity at ages 1 and 3 years
    Sara E Benjamin
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 124:555-62. 2009
    ..The majority of infants in the United States are in nonparental child care, yet little is known about the effect of child care on development of obesity...
  5. pmc State and regional variation in regulations related to feeding infants in child care
    Sara E Benjamin
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e104-11. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare state and regional variation in infant feeding regulations for child care facilities and to compare these regulations to national standards...
  6. pmc Obesity prevention in child care: a review of U.S. state regulations
    Sara E Benjamin
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:188. 2008
    ..To describe and contrast individual state nutrition and physical activity regulations related to childhood obesity for child care centers and family child care homes in the United States...
  7. pmc Menus in child care: a comparison of state regulations with national standards
    Sara E Benjamin
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:109-15. 2009
    ..States have the opportunity to improve regulations regarding menus to ensure that child-care providers develop accurate, specific, and healthful menus...
  8. doi request reprint Improving nutrition and physical activity in child care: what parents recommend
    Sara E Benjamin
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Fl, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1907-11. 2008
    ..This information may be used to create or modify interventions or policies and to help motivate parents to become advocates for change in child care...
  9. ncbi request reprint A review of state regulations to promote physical activity and safety on playgrounds in child care centers and family child care homes
    Angie L I Cradock
    Dept of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:S108-19. 2010
    ..As interventions increasingly emphasize early child care settings, it is necessary to understand the state regulatory context that provides guidelines for outdoor physical activity and safety and sets standards for child care environments...
  10. doi request reprint Nutrition and physical activity in child care: results from an environmental intervention
    Dianne S Ward
    Department of Nutrition, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:352-6. 2008
    ..Few environmental interventions exist, and none target both diet and physical activity. The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) intervention was developed to fill this research and practice gap...
  11. doi request reprint Dietary intakes in North Carolina child-care centers: are children meeting current recommendations?
    Sarah C Ball
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7426, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:718-21. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint Best-practice guidelines for physical activity at child care
    Christina McWilliams
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Pediatrics 124:1650-9. 2009
    ..Establishing comprehensive guidelines for physical activity at child care could result in higher activity levels and healthier children, but more research is needed...
  13. ncbi request reprint The childcare environment and children's physical activity
    Julie K Bower
    Department of Nutrition, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:23-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between the childcare environment and physical activity behavior of preschool children...
  14. ncbi request reprint Development and reliability of an observation method to assess food intake of young children in child care
    Sarah C Ball
    Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599 7461, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:656-61. 2007
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