Culturally-Appropriate Weight Loss Intervention for Overweight Latino Children
1st Funding Cycle Implementation Award
Project Start Date: 8/22/2005
Project End Date: 6/21/2009
Award Amount: $450,000
Project Goal Statement: This project aims to conduct a unique, community-based intervention that involves a randomized trial of culturally-appropriate weight loss intervention for overweight Latino children in Milwaukee. The intervention promotes lifestyle changes through a low glycemic index weight loss regimen, one or more physical activities ranging from soccer to hip-hop dance, and dietary counseling including cooking classes for parents. In addition to weight reduction for overweight Latino children, the project has the potential to reduce missed school days and improve self-esteem and quality of life.