Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Preventing obesity among foster youth through nutrition and outdoor activities: A grant proposal
by Luna, Danny, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 67; 1527981
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to write a grant for an obesity prevention program for foster care youth. An extensive literature review was performed to investigate the best ways to reduce the increasing rate of obesity and promote awareness of its physical and psychological effects. The program consists of three components: 1. Education 2. Nutrition and physical fitness, and 3. A week-long camping retreat. As many as 140 foster care youth would be served.

The Foundation for California Community Colleges was selected as the best potential funder because it funds similar programs throughout the state providing life-skills training to youth transitioning from foster care. If funded, the program would take place at community colleges in Los Angeles. The program is expected to enable foster care adolescents to live a healthy lifestyle leading into adulthood. The actual submission of the proposal was not a requirement for the thesis project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn K.
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Lee, Cheryl D.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Public health
Keywords: Obesity
Publication Number: 1527981
ISBN: 978-1-303-98505-8
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