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Early Developments, Vol. 16, No. 1

Winton, P., Shaw, D., Mills, M., Ridley, S., Hargrove, J., & Simmons, E. (Eds.)

From dieting to immunology to mindfulness, this issue of Early Developments showcases some of FPG’s groundbreaking research and outreach on physical, social, emotional, and mental health. Because health is tied closely to child development and later outcomes, FPG’s research and service on multiple fronts continue to enhance the lives of children and families in many ways—in some cases, still bringing health benefits decades later.


Physical Health: Diet, Exercise, and More
FPG joins the war on childhood obesity and provides consultation for new health projects—and the most famous study on early education and care reveals significant health benefits 30 years later.

Social Health: Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Never before has FPG directed such a comprehensive array of initiatives to help children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.

Mental and Emotional Health
As the practice of medicine evolves to accommodate many interrelated components of health, FPG continues to look at how mental and emotional health are nested within a constellation of factors that influence outcomes.


FPG experts serve on the North Carolina Early Childhood Advisory Council, and last year the 20th National Health Equity Research Webcast aired for thousands of viewers nationwide.


Winton, P., Shaw, D., Mills, M., Ridley, S., Hargrove, J., & Simmons, E. (Eds.). (2015). Early developments, 16(1). Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.