Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition (WE CAN)—A Pilot Project With Latina Mothers
Article first published online: 29 SEP 2010
© 2010, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Volume 15, Issue 4, pages 292–300, October 2010
How to Cite
James, K. S., Connelly, C. D., Gracia, L., Mareno, N. and Baietto, J. (2010), Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition (WE CAN)—A Pilot Project With Latina Mothers. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 15: 292–300. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2010.00252.x
- Issue published online: 29 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 29 SEP 2010
- First Received September 14, 2009; Revision received May 26, 2010; Accepted for publication June 12, 2010.
- Latino children;
- lifestyle habits;
- maternal perspective;
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.