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

Developing and implementing a childhood obesity toolkit that provides educational and resource materials for use by national membership organizations

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.

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