Sustainability of a Culturally Informed Community-Based Diabetes Prevention Program for Obese Latino Youth

M. B. Greenwood-Ericksen, C. R. Chapman, Y. Konopken, J. Ertl & G. Q. Shaibi
Latino youth are disproportionately impacted by obesity and type 2 diabetes; however, few lifestyle interventions have targeted this population. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a culturally informed lifestyle education program on nutrition and physical activity behaviors among obese Latino youth. A retrospective chart review of 67 youths was conducted with self-reported nutrition and physical activity assessed both immediately following the program and after long-term follow-up. Body mass index...
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