Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Promoting a healthy lifestyle and preventing obesity for Latino children through a parent education program: A grant proposal
by Torres, Daisy, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 80; 1511394
Abstract (Summary)

Obesity is a disease that has impacted children on a national level. Childhood obesity is affecting a multitude of children with some of the highest numbers concentrated among Latinos. It is imperative to address the issue of childhood obesity in a collaborative approach among social workers, health care professionals, policy makers, and the family as a whole.

There is a need to create an educational/prevention childhood obesity program that is culturally sensitive and family-based to engage children and parents mutually and decrease the high rates of childhood obesity.

The goal of this project was to write a grant proposal and identify a funding source that would establish a childhood obesity educational/prevention program targeted at children and parents in a Latino community. Participants would be provided with a series of educational courses directing attention to the health and psychological consequences of obesity, as well as proper nutrition and levels of physical activity.

The program would take place at Holland Middle School in the Baldwin Park Unified School District. The program would be carried out by social workers, school nurses, a nutritionist, and a physical education teacher in order for children and parents to learn how to attain and maintain healthy and active practices as well as how to seek and utilize services. The actual submission of the proposal was not a requirement for this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilynn
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1511394
ISBN: 978-1-267-30908-2
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