Salud America! developing a national Latino childhood obesity research agenda

Amelie G Ramirez, Patricia Chalela, Kipling J. Gallion, Lawrence W. Green, Judith Ottoson

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Abstract

U.S. childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, with one third of children overweight or obese. Latino children have some of the highest obesity rates, a concern because they are part of the youngest and fastest-growing U.S. minority group. Unfortunately, scarce research data on Latinos hinders the development and implementation of evidence-based, culturally appropriate childhood obesity interventions. In response, the Salud America! network conducted a national Delphi survey among researchers and stakeholders to identify research priorities to address Latino childhood obesity and compare differences by occupation and race or ethnicity. The resulting first-ever National Latino Childhood Obesity Research Agenda provides a framework to stimulate research and collaboration among investigators, providers, and communities, and inform policy makers about the epidemic's seriousness and specific needs for priority funding. The agenda ranks family as the main ecological level to prevent Latino childhood obesity-followed by community, school, society, and individual-and ranks top research priorities in each level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-260
Number of pages10
JournalHealth Education and Behavior
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

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Keywords

  • childhood obesity
  • Delphi survey
  • Latinos
  • national
  • obesity prevention
  • research agenda

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Salud America! developing a national Latino childhood obesity research agenda. / Ramirez, Amelie G; Chalela, Patricia; Gallion, Kipling J.; Green, Lawrence W.; Ottoson, Judith.

In: Health Education and Behavior, Vol. 38, No. 3, 06.2011, p. 251-260.

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Ramirez, Amelie G ; Chalela, Patricia ; Gallion, Kipling J. ; Green, Lawrence W. ; Ottoson, Judith. / Salud America! developing a national Latino childhood obesity research agenda. In: Health Education and Behavior. 2011 ; Vol. 38, No. 3. pp. 251-260.
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