The tool kit Mobilizing Rural Communities to Prevent Childhood Obesity is the product of a seven-state multidisciplinary research project focused on enhancing obesity prevention efforts by integrating community coaching into the work of rural community coalitions. The interactive tool kit is available at no cost both in print form and online, and it consists of five tutorials that present best practices and lessons learned throughout the research project. Extension professionals working within health promotion coalitions may wish to use or promote the tool kit. Coalition members can complete the activities contained in the tool kit individually or as a group.
Smathers, C. A., & Lobb, J. M. (2017). Mobilizing Rural Communities to Prevent Childhood Obesity: A Tool Kit. Journal of Extension, 55(6), Article 13. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol55/iss6/13