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.
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
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.
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 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 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.
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