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Last Published: 02/16/2018

Motivating Moms with Messages that Matter

September 12, 2012 1:30pm-3:00pm
The National WIC Association 2012 Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Conference
Westin Bonaventure Hotel Los Angeles, CA
September 11-13, 2012

Bridging the Technology Gap: Utilizing New Tools to Communicate Engaging Messages to Moms

October 6, 2012 3:30pm
Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics Food, Nutrition Conference; Expo
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
October 6-9, 2012

Moving Beyond French Fries and Chicken Fingers: Nutrition Resources to Improve the Eating Habits of Preschoolers

July 14, 2009 10:45 am-11:45 am
Society for Nutrition Education 42nd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

Session description

This dynamic and interactive session will explore ways to help mothers of preschoolers encourage the development of healthy eating habits among their 2- to 5-year-old children. Come learn about the development of seven new nutrition messages designed specifically for low-income mothers participating in Federal nutrition assistance programs. Hear what mothers told us in twelve focus groups conducted with this important target audience across the country. Get an in-depth look at new MyPyramid for Preschooler Fact Sheets. Participate in creative discussions focused on using these tools in program settings and discover how to maximize your existing efforts using these new resources.


Say It With Feeling! New Mom-tested Messages for WIC Participants

NWA Annual Conference
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
10:00 am–11:30 am EST
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Helping Elementary-School Age Kids and Moms Make Healthier Food Choices

Thursday, April 2, 2009
2:00 pm –3:30 pm EST

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Part 1: Introduction of Speakers, Overview and Background - provides a big picture view of the rationale for the messages, behavioral goals, target audience and message concepts/themes.

Part 2: Message Development and Lessons Learned from the Research - describes the developmental process, timeline; summarizes the research findings and how these findings influenced message development.

Part 3: Putting the Messages into Practice - discussion of application of the messages to programs and potential ways to integrate the messages into program-based nutrition education. Includes a dialogue with the audience, core message web-pages and next steps.

Reaching Moms of Preschoolers with Messages that Matter

Thursday, March 26, 2009 2:00 pm –3:30 pm EST

Session Objectives and Description


Webinar Series:Creating Inspiring Nutrition Education Tools! Messages Matter Objectives and Description

 Session 2: Using Consumer-tested Nutrition Messages to Design Motivational Resources for Your Target Audience

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 2:00 pm –3:00 pm EST  

Session 2

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Session 1: Developing Meaningful Messages: Putting Research into Practice

Session 1

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 2:00 pm –3:00 pm EST
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Poster:Bridging the Communication Gap: Inspiring Low Income, Moms with Relevant and Realistic Nutrition Messages!
CDC Health Communication, Marketing and Media Conference.
Atlanta, Georgia
August 2013

Reaching Low Income Moms with Relevant and Motivating Nutrition Messages that Matters.  Slides I Abstract
2012 NIH Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities
Washington, DC
October 31-November 2012

Online Tools: Increase Access of Low-Income Moms to Relevant 
and Realistic Messages
Slides I Abstract
APHA 140th Annual Meeting and Expo
San Francisco, CA
October 29, 2012

Let’s Play! Engaging Kids with Fun and Interactive Resources
Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics Food, Nutrition Conference; Expo
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
October 6-9, 2012

Messages Matter
Choices Conference, Michigan Nutrition Network
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI
September 11-13, 2012

Poster: Whole Grains Message: What Resonates with Moms
Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior
Washington, DC
July 2012