RAP is Also a Tool to Evaluate Children's Take on Their Eating and Fitness Environments

Rapid anthropological assessment procedures for preventing childhood obesity in low-income minority communities

From 2004 to 2008, researchers at the School of Public Health at University of Illinois, Chicago adapted a well-known rapid assessment tool for use in low-income communities working to reverse overweight and obesity in children.

Key Results:

  • Food & Fitness for Children & Families: A Rapid Assessment Tool (RAP) uses direct observation, interviews and focus groups to capture what young people really think, feel and do in regard to eating and exercise. The manual and data collection forms are available online after registering.
  • The project team trained some 85 people in the use of the RAP tool in five workshops.

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