Dr. Duch’s research focuses on early childhood determinants of long-term health and the evaluation of parent, and classroom-based interventions that address developmental and health disparities, primarily in Latino children.
This presentation will focus on modifiable correlates to obesity in the home and the parent-child relationship in early life. Particularly, Dr. Duch will review the research on self-regulation, attachment and the home cognitive environment during the toddler/ preschool years and their association with child overweight and obesity, using data from large, nationally representative samples. In addition, she will describe the implementation of a parent-child physical activity intervention with Early Head Start families in Washington Heights and the innovative use of physical activity measurement tools with this population.
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