Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Helping Latino families prevent obesity in their children: A curriculum
by Cardenas, Lupita G., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 106; 1527894
Abstract (Summary)

Obesity affects all ethnicities; minority groups living in low-income neighborhoods are at an unfair disadvantage. An individual's environment is an important factor that influences the development of obesity, yet individuals living in low-income communities continue to be overexposed to processed foods high in sodium and sugar. Due to the absence of legislation, children and adults are ill equipped to overcome this epidemic.

The purpose of this curriculum is to provide individuals with resources to help them make informed decisions regarding their health, especially as it impacts obesity. This curriculum aims to empower participants by providing them with tools that promote healthy eating by incorporating the "MyPlate" food guide. A special focus is directed towards increasing intake of whole foods such as fruits and vegetables, while emphasizing the importance physical activity. The program is delivered through a curriculum which includes a Facilitator's Guide in both English and Spanish and a Family Workbook.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mayers Pasztor, Eileen
Commitee: Santhiveeran, Janaki, Washington, Thomas Alex
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: 1527894
ISBN: 978-1-303-98417-4
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