Walking the Talk: Fit WIC Wellness Programs Improve Self-Efficacy In Pediatric Obesity Prevention Counseling
By Crawford P, Strode P, Samuels S, Burnett C, Craypo, Yancey A
Six sites of the California Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) participated in a staff wellness pilot intervention designed to improve staff self-efficacy in counseling WIC clients about childhood overweight. A pre-post test design with intervention and control groups was used; outcome measures included staff perceptions of the intervention’s effects on the workplace environment, their personal habits and health beliefs, and their counseling self-efficacy. Intervention site staff were more likely to report that the workplace environment supported their efforts to make healthy food choices (P <.001), be physically active (P <.01), make positive changes in counseling parents about their children’s weight (P <.01), and feel more comfortable in encouraging WIC clients to do physical activities with their children (P <.05).
March 14, 2018
Crawford P, Strode P, Samuels S, Burnett C, Craypo, Yancey A (2004) Walking the Talk: Fit WIC Wellness Programs Improve Self-Efficacy In Pediatric Obesity Prevention Counseling. American Journal Of Public Health: Vol. 94, Issue 9, pp. 1480-1485. Available online: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.94.9.1480