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Utilizing Children as Change Agents to Promote Healthy Family Behaviors

Research Fellow: Lauren Haldeman

(10/2010-9/2015) Funding Agency: NC Agricultural Research Service.

The long-term goal of this project is to develop a healthy choices and activities intervention program focusing on utilizing children in new immigrant families as positive change agents to effectively advise and teach about healthy food preparation practices, healthy food choices and nutrition, how to adopt healthy food eating habits and patterns, and engage regularly in health promoting physical behaviors and exercise to reduce the incidence of overweight/obesity among this group.