Childhood Healthy Weights Early Intervention Program

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a family-based intervention targeting families of children who are off the healthy weight trajectory. The EIP is a 10-week program offered at community centers across BC where children and their families meet once a week for 90 minutes. Parents will be provided with healthy lifestyle content and will engage in discussions on how to engage in health behaviours, and children will participate in physical activities aiming to enhance their motor skills. Families will also have access to a web portal with content and suggestions of activities to be completed. The Childhood Obesity Foundation will benefit by having an experienced post doctoral fellow leading and overseeing the evaluation team to ensure the research is following best standards. The intern will contribute with previous experience and innovative perspectives on the use of technologies to promote behaviour change in low income and diverse populations.

Faculty Supervisor:

Patti-Jean Naylor


Isabela Gouveia Marques


Childhood Obesity Foundation


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