Engaging Latina teens in a photography project empowered them to address barriers to physical activity in their Connecticut community.
Latina high school students in New Britain, Conn., have higher rates of obesity and lower levels of physical activity than their African American and non-Latina White peers.
Using a community-based participatory research methodology, investigators engaged Latina teens in photography workshops and group discussions (Photovoice) for them to document and reflect on community barriers to physical activity.
Barriers to engaging in physical activity out of school included: jobs, school work, caring for a child, and safety issues.
In a focus group, teens said they appreciated being able to have their voices heard by policy-makers through participating in a statewide symposium.
- 1. An Introduction to Salud America!
- 2. Salud America! A National Research Network to Build the Field and Evidence to Prevent Latino Childhood Obesity
- 3. Salud Tiene Sabor
- 4. Growing Healthy Kids
- 5. Afterschool Program Participation, Youth Physical Fitness, and Overweight
- 6. Bridging Research and Policy to Address Childhood Obesity Among Border Hispanics
- 7. Combining Photovoice and Focus Groups
- 8. Latina Voices in Childhood Obesity
- 9. Latino Church Leaders' Perspectives on Childhood Obesity Prevention
- 10. Video Game-Based Exercise, Latino Children's Physical Health, and Academic Achievement
- 11. Latino Families, Primary Care, and Childhood Obesity
- 12. Summer and Follow-Up Interventions to Affect Adiposity with Mothers and Daughters
- 13. Food Purchasing Selection Among Low-Income, Spanish-Speaking Latinos
- 14. Obesity Among Latino Children Within a Migrant Farmworker Community
- 15. Exploring Potential Research Contributions to Policy
- 16. Seeking Environmental and Policy Solutions to Address Latino Childhood Obesity
- 17. Building Strategies and Leadership for Change
- 18. San Antonio as a Face of the Future