“A Family Approach to Addressing Lifestyle Decision in Obesity and Diabetes”
This Salud America! pilot research project is testing the feasibility and effectiveness of a family-centered approach consisting of interactive group classes followed by six months of health coaching. The group classes for Latino families with obese children, known as Power-Up, are delivered by an interdisciplinary team that includes a physician, nutritionist, physical therapist and health educator. The study design entails an intervention group and a waitlist control group. Outcome measures include body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, skinfold, physical activity, dietary assessment, quality of life and metabolic markers.