Shaking and rattling: Developing a child obesity prevention program using a faith-based community approach

Elizabeth Reifsnider, Martha Hargraves, Karen Jaynes Williams, John Cooks, Valerie Hall

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Abstract

This article describes the creation of a faith-based, community action research intervention aimed at reducing childhood obesity among a vulnerable population. Of particular concern to the community was the prevalence of obesity among its minority children. Engaging parents in a childhood obesity initiative through faith-based organizations (churches, community organizations with a common religious focus) was a method to provide a research intervention. It is important for researchers to be culturally competent, employ community-based participatory research methods, carefully plan interventions that have clear outcome criteria, and build evaluation of the process into every step of the research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-151
Number of pages8
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

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Keywords

  • African American
  • Children
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Obesity
  • WIC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Shaking and rattling : Developing a child obesity prevention program using a faith-based community approach. / Reifsnider, Elizabeth; Hargraves, Martha; Williams, Karen Jaynes; Cooks, John; Hall, Valerie.

In: Family and Community Health, Vol. 33, No. 2, 04.2010, p. 144-151.

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Reifsnider, Elizabeth ; Hargraves, Martha ; Williams, Karen Jaynes ; Cooks, John ; Hall, Valerie. / Shaking and rattling : Developing a child obesity prevention program using a faith-based community approach. In: Family and Community Health. 2010 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 144-151.
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