Ecological Approach to Family Style Dining

Child Youth and Family Studies

Faculty Advisor
Dipti Dev
Contact Email
Potential UCARE Research Position?
Start Date
2/10/2022 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Hours Per Week
Acceptable Undergraduate Majors
Nutrition/Dietetics, Child Development

The Ecological Approach to Family Style Dining (EAT Family Style) is an integrated (web-based + coaching) childhood obesity prevention program.

 Purpose: To improve childcare providers’ use of responsive feeding practices and reduce controlling feeding practices with three-to five-year-old children in their care.


1. Improve your resume

2. Gain nutrition education and evaluation experience

3. Make a difference in your community

4. Learn about data collection methods on measuring young children’s dietary intake

 Learning Objectives:

1.Measure childcare providers’feeding practices through mealtime observation

2.Measure children’s dietary intake in childcare through meal observation

3.Collaborate on multi-disciplinary teams

4.Present results at research and Extension conferences


**Depending on your research experience and training there may be an opportunity for a paid position.**

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