Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Reducing Obesity in Low-Income African American and Latino Children: School and Community-Based Program as a Pro-active Approach
by Budka, Rosamond, M.A., State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, 99; 1518056
Abstract (Summary)

Low-income, urban African American and Latino children experience many health problems that are associated with obesity. Health education policymakers must analyze the biological, environmental and economic factors associated with obesity. An obesity prevention program taught to elementary students might reduce obesity rates in minority children. In addition, a local community-based program would complement the obesity prevention by concentrating on cultural values and beliefs. Pilot sites should be established in states with a high obesity rate in low-income minority populations. The school nurse would conduct body mass index screening and submit the results to the Centers for Disease Control. Emphasis is placed on the implementation barriers associated with health education policy.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Adams, Hope, Tally, Peggy
Commitee: Tally, Peggy
School: State University of New York Empire State College
Department: Social Policy
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 51/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Black studies, Public health, Health education, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Body mass index, Community-based, Low-income, Minority, Obesity, Policy
Publication Number: 1518056
ISBN: 978-1-267-58847-0
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