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
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.
Award Amount: $450,000
Primary Community Partner: Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club
Additional community partner organization name: Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)
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)
Featured in AQUI Milwaukee Magazine. May 2006.
Featured in Latinos Al Dia Magazine. May 2006.