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Our team has three projects that offer communication and outreach on nutrition and healthy families. Materials and classes are offered in English and Spanish. The goal is to improve family dietary quality and energy balance in families.

Currently there are three funding sources supporting the initiatives of our team. The first is a grant from the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut on preventing obesity in early childhood by offering parents of economic disadvantage simple and feasible feeding practices to develop healthier food preferences for their children. Hatch funding from the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station, also in UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources funds tailored messages for health promotion and obesity prevention using e-health and m-health. The SNAP-Ed program, funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the third funding source, and glue that connects all of our projects.