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Community-Based Participatory Research Targeted Toward the Prevention of Adolescent Obesity: Project Accomplishments and Post Assessment Plan

      Objective

      To develop a community-based program targeting overweight and obesity prevention among adolescents in limited resource, minority communities.

      Description

      An updated summary of pre-assessment findings and description of post-assessment plan of a five year, tri-state, quasi-experimental project including six communities (one control and one intervention community from each state) who are responsible for creating and implementing one nutrition and one physical activity program addressing overweight and obesity among 6-8th grade youth.

      Evaluation

      Mixed methods approach used to evaluate pre-assessment data pertaining to community food and physical activity environments, student health perceptions and behaviors, as well as indicators of youth empowerment. Ripple effect mapping (REM) and a school wellness policy change tool will be used in addition to previous tools in post assessment data collection.

      Conclusion and Implications

      Identifying a potential framework for creating community-focused, sustainable and effective adolescent obesity prevention program.

      Funding

      2012-68001-19619

      Supplementary data