Toolkit and Training Help Raise Awareness and Educate Communities on Combating Childhood Obesity in Schools and Neighborhoods

From 2008 to 2009, the Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural and Minority Medicine developed a toolkit and provided training to help 10 national organizations raise awareness and educate communities on combating childhood obesity within local schools and/or neighborhoods. Most organizations also implemented strategies to reduce childhood obesity in a target area.

Key Results

  • The Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural and Minority Medicine developed the Reversing Childhood Obesity Through Schools and Neighborhoods toolkit and distributed it to participating national organizations.

  • Nine of the 10 national organizations used the toolkit to implement strategies to prevent or reverse childhood obesity in local schools and/or communities in seven major U.S. cities and the state of Texas (two projects). (One organization opted to work nationally with its chapters instead of locally.)

  • The Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural and Minority Medicine identified best practices for reversing childhood obesity through organizations, students and communities.