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Obesity Among Latino Children

Obesity Among Latino Children

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Obesity is described as a chronic disease affecting adults, children, and adolescents. It has become a significant burden for the healthcare system and is considered one of the top health problems contributing to severe complications from childhood through adulthood. Obesity represents one of the most worrisome health problems in the United States, because it directly affects the health of individuals. The purpose of this work was to educate parents and grandparents of Latino children under the age of 17 regarding the importance of healthy food choices and physical activities. The aim was to empower parents and grandparents to practice health promotion and disease prevention. A descriptive design with pretest and posttest was utilized to indicate the knowledge gained by participants after the instructional phase. Data analysis is presented to demonstrate an increased awareness and knowledge of healthy eating choices by the participants of the study. At the conclusion of the study, participants gained a better understanding about healthy eating and the importance of physical activity.
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