Integrating Healthy Eating Into Evidence-Based Home Visiting Models: An Analysis of Programs and Opportunities for Dietetic Practice




Emily B. Welker, Megan M. Lott, Julie L. Sundermann, Jamie B. Bussel, and Mary T. Story

Brief Type

Journal Publication


  • Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC)
  • Child First
  • Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers
  • Family Connects
  • Family Spirit
  • Healthy Families America (HFA)
  • Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
  • Other Models
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)


Purpose: Evaluate the degree to which the 18 evidence-based home visiting models address healthy eating and obesity prevention and identify where opportunities exist for more comprehensive integration of related strategies.
Example Topics Addressed:
Presence of nutrition and obesity related focus areas
Evaluation of focus areas in research studies
Opportunities for integration
Implications for dietetic practice

Data Collection Methods

  • Record and document reviews



For More Information

Welker, E. B., Lott, M. M., Sundermann, J. L., Bussel, J. B., & Story, M. T. (2018). Integrating healthy eating into evidence-based home visiting models: An analysis of programs and opportunities for dietetic practice. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2018.08.167
Author Contact Information:
Emily B. Welker


  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes
  • Program Enhancements, Innovations, and Promising Approaches