The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative

About ¡Míranos!

Promoting the healthy development of Latino preschoolers through center- and home-based interventions


Project Summary: 

¡Míranos! (Look at Us, We Are Healthy!) is a participatory project, tailored to Latino preschool children and their parents, to promote the healthy development of predominantly Latino children in Head Start in San Antonio. The Míranos program includes center-based (policy changes, staff development, gross motor program and nutrition education) and home-based (parent engagement/education, home visits) interventions to address key enablers and barriers in obesity prevention in young children.    

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Keywords: Latino, urban, family-focused, pre-school, development, Head Start, obesity prevention, nutrition, physical activity, policy change, cost effectiveness


Project Details:

Principal investigator(s): Zenong Yin, MA, PhD (UTSA); Deborah Parra-Medina, MPH, PhD, FAAHB
Project Title: Obesity Prevention in Head Start: The ¡Míranos! Program
Funder(s): National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Collaborator(s): Todd Olmstead, PhD, UT AustinMeizi He, PhD, UTSAErica Sosa, PhD, UTSAYuanyuan Liang, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Cindy Schoenmakers, Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc.
Project Period: 2016-2021
Location: San Antonio, Texas