Grantee Research

How Churches Can Join Battle against Obesity

Dr. Meizi He, UT San Antonio

“Building a Healthy Temple—A Faith-Based Community Partcipatory Research Project for Preventing Childhood Obesity Among Latinos”

This Salud America! pilot research project conducted interviews and focus groups among church leaders and congregations to gather their insights on childhood obesity. We included samples of primarily Latino churches (five Catholic and four Protestant) in the West Side of San Antonio, Texas. In-depth interviews were conducted with 35 Latino church leaders and focus groups were facilitated with 41 church-attending Latino children ages 10 to 17 and their parents (one per child) in the West Side.

Research Category: Latino Communities