Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

School-based childhood obesity prevention targeting middle schools: A grant proposal
by Shannon, Meghan E., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 50; 1466312
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to design a program, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund an obesity prevention program. The purpose of the program is to reduce the increasing rates of obesity and obesity related problems in children, including the psychosocial consequences. An extensive literature review was conducted to increase the knowledge about the prevalence and causes of childhood obesity. Previous attempts at school-based obesity prevention were also examined in order to design a program to best meet the needs of obese children and families. A search for potential funding sources resulted in the selection of the National Institute of Health as the best funding source for this project. A grant was written to support an obesity prevention program at Washington Middle School in Long Beach, California.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Koob, Jeffrey J.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Secondary education, Health education
Publication Number: 1466312
ISBN: 978-1-109-17184-6
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