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Project Title

Home Self-Administered Tool for Environmental Assessment of Activity and Diet (HomeSTEAD)

Funding Dates



The overall goal of the project was to create a self-administered measure of the home environment and provide evidence for the reliability and validity of the self-administered measure of the home environment in a diverse sample of families. Results from this study led to a better understanding of childhood obesity and provide guidance for family-based interventions. The new instrument is a resource for researchers and professionals who seek to understand the complex interactions between environmental influences in the home and children’s diet and physical activity behaviors. 

Research Areas 

Cardiovascular Health, Obesity, and Diabetes
Children’s Health
Nutrition and Physical Activity

Principal Investigator

Diane Ward, EdD and June Stevens, PhD


National Institutes of Health


Measurement of Food Availability in the Home

Reliability and validity of the Healthy Home Survey: A tool to measure factors within homes hypothesized to relate to overweight in children