Reducing adult and childhood obesity is a shared community responsibility. Extension professionals can play an important role in developing collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships with multiple community members to help reduce obesity and related chronic disease that disproportionately affect people with limited resources. This article describes how community partners learned to work together in implementing a family intervention pilot program in a low-income urban population at high risk for obesity and related chronic disease. Healthy Weigh/El camino saludable, a successful community-campus partnership, helps families learn to adopt healthy eating and physical activity patterns.
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Dart, L., Frable, P. J., & Bradley, P. J. (2008). Families and Community Partners Learning Together to Prevent Obesity. The Journal of Extension, 46(1), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss1/18