A Community-Based Physical Education and Activity Intervention for African American Preadolescent Girls: A Strategy to Reduce Racial Disparities in Health

Randi Klebanoff & Naoko Muramatsu
Physical activity habits fostered and developed early in life tend to persist into adulthood, reducing the incidence of chronic diseases associated with a sedentary lifestyle in later life. This is of particular importance for racial and ethnic minority populations who experience significant disparities in rates of chronic disease. Thus, promoting physical activity in minority children is an effective strategy for reducing these health disparities. Unfortunately, however, recommendations for effective implementation of such programs are sorely...
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