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Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education

Houston, Texas

The USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education
Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education
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WIC program information at FNS

Planning a WIC Research Agenda - 2011 Workshop Summary

Questionnaires/Assessment tools

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research
Common measures database:

Other resources:

NIH-NCI Automated self-administered 24-hour recalls:

Dr. James Sallis website:

Health behavior constructs:

This site provides an explanation of and resources for those wanting to apply the RE-AIM framework. The RE-AIM framework is designed to enhance the quality, speed, and public health impact of efforts to translate research into practice in five steps:
  • Reach your intended target population
  • Effectiveness or efficacy
  • Adoption by target settings or institutions
  • Implementation, consistency of delivery of intervention
  • Maintenance of intervention effects in individuals and settings over time

Formative evaluation information

Baranowski T, Cerin E, Baranowski J. Steps in the design, development and formative evaluation of obesity prevention-related behavior change trials. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2009 Jan 21;6:6.

Newes-Adeyi G, Helitzer DL, Caulfield LE, Bronner Y. Theory and practice: Applying the ecological model to formative research for a WIC training program in New York State. Health Education Research. 2000;15:283–291.

Gittelsohn J, Steckler A, Johnson CC, Pratt C, Grieser M*, Pickrel J, Stone E, Conway T, and Coombs D, (2006) Formative research in school and community-based health programs and studies: “State of the Art” and the TAAG approach., Health Education and Behavior ; 33(1): 25-39.
doi: 10.1177/1090198105282412

Strolla LO, Gans KM, Risica PM. Using qualitative and quantitative formative research to develop tailored nutrition intervention materials for a diverse low-income audience Health Educ. Res. (2006) 21(4): 465-476

Process evaluation information

Baranowski T, Stables G. Process evaluations of the 5-a-day projects. Health Educ Behav. 2000 Apr;27(2):157-66.

Leeman J, Sommers J, Vu M, Jernigan J, Payne G, Thompson D, et al. An Evaluation
Framework for Obesity Prevention Policy Interventions. Prev Chronic Dis 2012;9:110322. DOI:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cognitive Interviewing

Carbone ET, Campbell MK, Honess-Morreale L. Use of cognitive interview techniques in the development of nutrition surveys and interactive nutrition messages for low-income populations. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2002;102(5):690–696.

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