Little Bitty Learning

The goal of Little Bitty Learning (LBL) is to decrease childhood obesity through a family-based early childhood intervention. The project aims to accomplish this by improving household routines and health-related behaviors, including family meal time, screen time, and dietary (i.e. fruit/vegetable intake) and physical activity behaviors. The 8-week intervention session will consist of weekly two-hour evening classes at one Childcare Center in New Orleans (i.e. McMillan’s First Steps in Central City). One session will be conducted in the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semester (2 interventions total with 2 different cohorts). Five to seven families with children ages 2-5 years will be invited to participate in each session (10-14 families total). Siblings not meeting age criteria and household relatives will also be welcome. Families with children younger than 2 years of age will be excluded as children’s activities will not be age-appropriate for this group.

 

Project Leaders: Lisa Staples (School of Public Health) lstapl@lsuhsc.edu

                             Shonte’ Joseph (School of Medicine) sjos10@lsuhsc.edu

                             David Samsel (School of Medicine)  dsamse@lsuhsc.edu   

 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Henry Nuss, LSUHSC School of Public Health/Behavioral and Community Health Sciences