Culturally-Appropriate Weight Loss Intervention for Overweight Latino Children

Project Overview

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.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club
Additional community partner organization name: Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)

 Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Glenn Flores, MD, FAAP, Department of Pediatrics
Additional Academic Partner: Stephen Sondike, MD, Department of Pediatrics

 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Final Report Summary

 Affiliated Web Pages:

Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)
Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Featured in AQUI Milwaukee Magazine. May 2006.
    • Featured in Latinos Al Dia Magazine. May 2006.
Contact Us

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