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Keywords:

  • Latino children;
  • lifestyle habits;
  • maternal perspective;
  • obesity

PURPOSE.  This article presents the feasibility and acceptability of the 4-week Ways to Enhance Children's Activities and Nutrition (WE CAN) program.

DESIGN AND METHOD.  Mixed methods were utilized. Quantitative data were collected from Latina mothers using self-administered surveys.

RESULTS.  The program was positively received, although attrition was a concern. Mothers were concerned about their children's weight and were receptive to being key role models for being more active, limiting screen time, buying less junk food, and increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS.  Findings provide nurses with knowledge on how mothers view appropriate nutrition and activity as important to their children's health.