Presentations & Posters

2013

Agrawal T, Devine C, Hoffman J, Wirth C, Castaneda-Sceppa C. Understanding low-income parents’ decisions to participate in a subsidized fruit and vegetable buying program in four urban childcare centers. American Society for Nutrition (ASN) at Experimental Biology 2013, Boston, MA. Presented April 20, 2013.

DuBois M, Hoffman J, Carter S, Bottino C, Nethersole S, Cox C, Castaneda-Sceppa C, Wirth C. Improving Head Start’s system of communicating children’s weight status and BMI scores to caregivers. American Society for Nutrition (ASN) at Experimental Biology 2013, Boston, MA. Presented April 20, 2013.

Wirth C, Hoffman J, Carter S, Johnson S, DuBois M, Cox C, Bottino C, Nethersole S, Castaneda-Sceppa C. Strengthening Communication with Head Start Families About Early Childhood Obesity. Childhood Obesity in the Community: Turning Science Into Care, Boston, MA. Presented October 10, 2013.

Cox C, Hoffman J, Shiyko M, Wirth C. The Use of Text Message Reminders to Promote Parent Participation in the Farm to Family (F2F) Program. Childhood Obesity in the Community: Turning Science Into Care, Boston, MA. Presented October 10, 2013.

Hoffman J, Wirth C, Brooks, B, Daminger A, Carter S, Castendena-Sceppa C. Farm to Family: Connecting Food, Community, and Family Systems to Promote Vegetable Consumption. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2013, Boston, MA. Presented November 5, 2013.

2012

Hoffman J, Ferguson T, Agrawal T, Thompson D, Grinder A, Carter S, Healey C, Bhaumik U, Castaneda-Sceppa C. Increasing Culturally Diverse Foods in Head Start Using a Collaborative Approach. Head Start’s 11th National Research Conference, Washington DC. Presented June 18-20, 2012.

Agrawal T, Myles L, Hoffman J, Healey C, Watts C, Carter S, Bhaumik U, Castaneda-Sceppa C. Farm to School to Family: A partnership among local institutions to develop a fruit and vegetable buying program for families with preschool childrenJoint 2012 Annual Meetings & Conference of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS), Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), & Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN), New York, NY. Presented June 20-24, 2012.

Wirth C, Hoffman J, Adeduntan G, Castaneda-Sceppa C, Brooks B, Carter S. Farm to Family: Providing Access to Subsidized CSA Shares in a Head Start Setting.  6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, Burlington, VT. Presented August 2-5, 2012.

2011

DuBois M, Bell D, Hoffman J, Agrawal T, Castaneda-Sceppa C, Nethersole S. Recruiting and Retaining Families in a Physical Activity Promotion ProgramNational Association of School Psychologists Annual Meeting 2011, San Francisco, CA.  Presented February 22-26, 2011.

Castaneda-Sceppa C, Bhaumik U, Agrawal T, Carter S, Ahl M, Healey C, Nethersole S, Hoffman J. Using a Walk Challenge to Promote Physical Activity Among Preschool Staff and Parents/Caregivers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2011;43:(5 Suppl):S634. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2011, Denver, CO. Presented June 4, 2011.

Agrawal T, Hoffman J, Bhaumik U, Healey C, Carter S, Joyce D, Dickerson D, Nethersole S, Castaneda-Sceppa C. Collaborating for Impact: The Partnership Model of A Multi-level Childhood Obesity Prevention InitiativeAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2011, Washington DC. Presented November 2, 2011.

2010

Healey C, Agrawal T, Ahl M, Bhaumik U, Dickerson D, Hoffman J, Nethersole S, Castaneda-Sceppa C. Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures: An Innovative, Community-Based Initiative to Prevent Childhood Obesity. National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality Annual Meeting 2010, Atlanta GA. Presented May 2010.

Hoffman J, Agrawal T, Ahl M, Bhaumik U, Carter S, Cunningham K, Healey C, Nethersole S, Castaneda-Sceppa C. Healthy Kids Healthy Futures: A Multilevel Approach to Prevent  Childhood Obesity. American Psychological Association Annual Meeting 2010, San Diego, CA. Presented August 12-15, 2010.

Thomas J, Hoffman J, DuBois M, Agrawal T, Healy C, Nethersole S, Castaneda Sceppa, C. Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Saturday Open Gym Physical Activity Promotion: Pilot Study. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2010, Denver, CO. Presented November 6-10, 2010.