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Project Title

Care2bWell: A Worksite Physical Activity & Wellness Program for Child Care Staff

Funding Dates



The primary aim of the Care2bWell study is to evaluate a 6-month multi-level, child care-based, worksite wellness intervention designed to improve workers’ physical activity (PA) and health behaviors. The study is a cluster-randomized controlled design and includes 104 child care centers and 416 child care workers. The primary outcome is workers’ minutes of moderate to vigorous PA. Secondary outcomes include workers’ eating habits, weight, smoking habits, emotional health, and sleep, as well as worksite support for staff wellness. The overall goal is to find new ways to improve the health of child care workers and the child care center work environment. This is a project of the Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group (CHWRG).

Research Areas

Cardiovascular Health, Obesity, & Diabetes

Nutrition & Physical Activity

Additional Topics

Principal Investigator

Dianne S Ward, EdD and Laura Linnan, ScD


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group (CHWRG)