Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Preventing childhood obesity in foster children: A grant proposal
by Ready, Charisa, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 63; 1591614
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to design an intervention, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to implement a foster family home based intervention to reduce obesity in foster children. The intended goals of the proposed program include educating foster parents, and foster children, on the importance of healthy eating and exercise in efforts to reduce childhood obesity and its associated risks. Decreasing childhood obesity is expected to assist foster parents and foster children with learning how to live a healthy lifestyle, therefore reducing rates of adult obesity.

A review of the literature was conducted in order to gain knowledge of the problem of childhood obesity, and develop an evidence based intervention to address this issue. Foster parents will attend a series of educational workshops that will provide them with knowledge regarding the importance of nutrition, physical exercise and the serious health effects related to obesity. Potential funding sources were researched via the internet and grant databases. This search resulted in a potential funding source, Sara Lee Foundation, as the most likely funding source for this project. A grant was then written to support the prevention and reduction of childhood obesity at the Family Uniting Families foster family agency located in Long Beach, California. The actual submission and funding of the grant were not required for the successful completion of the project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Glezakos, Agathi
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Public health
Publication Number: 1591614
ISBN: 978-1-321-83411-6
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