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Leaders Among Us: Peer-Led Efforts to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living in California – Report

The “Leaders Among Us: Peer-Led Efforts to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living in California “ report contains a review of the literature and case studies about peer-led health promotion programs for the California Department of Public Health, conducted by the Atkins Center for Weight and Health at University of California Berkeley.

Insulin Resistance is Improved in Overweight African American Boys but Not in Girls Following a One-Year Multidisciplinary Community Intervention Program: Article

A community based lifestyle intervention program to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in overweight African American (AA) children was assessed for potential for effectiveness in a non-randomized pilot study, After one year, this community based intervention program effectively improved insulin resistance and thus reduced risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in overweight AA boys but did n

Taking Action Together: A YMCA-based protocol to prevent Type-2 Diabetes in high-BMI inner-city African American children: Article

Associated with a tripling in obesity since 1970, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in children has risen 9-10 fold. There is a critical need of protocols for trials to prevent T2DM in children. Evaluations completed to date suggest that Taking Action Together may be an effective intervention, and results warrant an expanded evaluation effort.

Obesity in Latino Communities: Prevention, Principles and Action

Latinos in California are disproportionately affected by obesity and its complications. Addressing the issue among Latinos requires an understanding of not only the biological causes, but also of the culture, values, resources and environments that influence eating and physical activity.

Position of the American Dietetic Association: Individual-, Family-, School-, and Community-Based Interventions for Pediatric Overweight: Article

Position of the American Dietetic Association: Individual-, Family-, School-, and Community-Based Interventions for Pediatric Overweight is a thorough evidence based review of the interventions to prevent and treat childhood overweight, conducted in collaboration with researchers from the University of Texas and Louisiana State for the American Dietetic Association, published in the Journal of the

Pediatric Overweight: A Review of the Literature

Pediatric Overweight: A Review of the Literature discusses the prevalence of overweight, risk and protective factors for overweight in children, as well as effective interventions and barriers in school and community-based settings.

African American Center for Healthy Activity that Nurtures Growth & Endurance (CHANGE)

The African American Center for Healthy Activities that Nurture Growth and Endurance (CHANGE) was maintained at the Center to serve as a resource and technical assistance center with the goal of promoting and supporting the development of nutrition and physical activity programs for the African American community in Northern California, and was a sister Center of the Center for Nutrition and Activ

Asian Language Nutrition and Physical Activity Brochures - Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Vietnamese, English

The Asian Language Nutrition and Physical Activity Brochures project published a series of culturally sensitive and relevant educational materials that can help immigrant parents understand how they can adapt to a new environment and food supply in a way that will foster the health and welfare of their children.

Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing A Community’s Assets

This guide to what the authors call "asset-based community development," summarizes lessons learned by studying successful community-building initiatives in hundreds of neighborhoods across the United States. It outlines in simple, "neighborhood-friendly" terms what local communities can do to start their own journey down the path of asset-based development.

California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program (CANFit)

Since 1993, CANFit has been at the heart of the movement to improve healthy eating and physical activity environments for adolescents. From grassroots to government, CANfit works with community-based and youth-serving organizations to identify local solutions and support the development of culturally competent policy and practices.