WIN Notes Update: Volume I, Issue 1

WIN Notes Update

Volume I, Issue 1

NIH launches study

Researchers look at long-term effects of blood sugar during pregnancy

mother and child with doctor

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plan to find out whether high blood sugar during pregnancy is linked to body fat in children and diabetes in mothers 8 to 12 years after giving birth. This study will follow up on the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study, which ended in 2000.

HAPO found that a mother’s blood sugar levels while pregnant tracked with her newborn’s birth weight and body fat. This was true even if her blood sugar was not high enough to be considered gestational diabetes.

The HAPO–Follow-up Study (HAPO–FUS) seeks to recruit 7,000 of the HAPO mother-child pairs. Mothers and children (now ages 8 to 12) will have their height, weight, blood pressure, body fat, blood sugar, insulin, and blood fats measured. To learn more about HAPO–FUS, go to


WIN featured in webinar

Learn about African American women’s health

Could you use a free resource about helping African American women to eat healthier foods, do regular physical activity, and get to and stay at a healthy weight? Check out Partners in Community Health: Creating Alliances to Help African American Women Improve Their Health. Hosted by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), this webinar describes WIN’s work through its Sisters Together program and partners.

The webinar includes WIN Partner Alice Randall’s talk on working with African American women to improve their health. It also features WIN Director Leslie Curtis’s talk on using research to guide practice through partnerships to help women to be healthier.

After watching the webinar, viewers should be able to use culturally relevant resources and strategies to provide health education for African Americans.

The webinar aired on June 6 and is now archived at the SOPHE website at
store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=21280. It is free. Certified Health Specialists and Master Certified Health Education Specialists may earn one Category I Continuing Education Contact Hour before June 6, 2014.

What’s new with WIN publications? 

WIN is pleased to announce its latest publication updates. Visit the publications section of the WIN website to download the newest versions of each publication. You can also call us toll free to order print copies (1–877–946–4627). Note that not all of our publications are available in print.

Energize Yourself and Your Family!  

Energize Yourself and Your Family!

This brochure describes how being healthy and active can help you gain the energy you need to keep up with the demands of your busy life.

Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity  

Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity

discusses weight-loss medicine and how it should always be combined with a program of healthy eating and regular physical activity.


Hazte cargo de tu salud! Guia para jovenes  

¡Hazte cargo de tu salud! Guía para jóvenes

helps teens make healthier choices. This booklet gives teens basic facts about healthy eating and regular physical activity. It also offers tips they can use in everyday life.

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Connect with WIN

See a new healthy eating or physical activity tip each Thursday on the WIN Facebook page. While you’re there, you can learn about new and updated WIN publications, WIN Partners’ activities, and organizations that promote health.


Visit website on kids’ healthy eating

Kids Eat Right, a website of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, gives parents information on healthy eating and physical activity for children. Learn how food needs change as your child grows. You can also check out tips for planning easy, low-cost meals and kid-friendly recipes at the link below.