Event Recap: Helena Duch, on The Role of the Home and Caregiving Environment in Early Childhood Obesity

The Duch talk last week was a smashing success! We had a full room of students eager to learn all about what Dr. Duch had to share and had some fairly engaging questions at the end.  

Dr. Duch’s presented her research on early childhood determinants of long-term health and the evaluation of parent and classroom-based interventions that were related to the bi-directional causes of micro and macrosystems .

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Duch also touched upon the regulation of self and how that related to the home cognitive environment during preschool years and their association with child overweight and obesity. She also revealed the exciting work that she was doing with the “Early Head Start” families in Washington Heights and the innovative use of physical activity measurement tools with the population.

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Guest Speaker: Helena Duch, on The Role of the Home and Caregiving Environment in Early Childhood Obesity

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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.

Come on out!