Underserved populations suffer the highest rates of overweight and obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans have the highest obesity rates followed by Latinos (47.8% and 42.5% respectively). In the City of Long Beach, 40.9% of adults are overweight and 24.6% are considered obese. Overweight and obesity are major risk factors that contribute to chronic diseases. In an effort to help curtail these unhealthy trends, The Beach Community Wellness Program (BCWP) was created. During the second year of the program’s implementation, the author realized additional resources could help supplement the classes being offered. The purpose of this project was to create a free fitness and nutrition manual for the BCWP participants. The manual is divided into two parts; fitness information to help increase participant’s daily levels of physical activity and nutrition guidelines to help improve their eating habits. Recommendations for future BCWP manuals are provided.
|Commitee:||Donlin, Ayla, Gray, Virginia|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health sciences, Nutrition, Kinesiology|
|Keywords:||Community wellness, Fitness, Health promotion, Long beach, Nutrition|
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