Sanos y Fuertes/Healthy and Strong
Funding Agency: United States Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Funding Period: 2011 - 2016
The No. 1 nutritional problem in the U.S., childhood obesity, is associated with exponential increases in life-threatening health problems. The Sanos y Fuertes (Healthy and Strong) project will establish a permanent graduate certificate in Latino Health and Nutrition Education at CSULB, and enhance graduate student preparedness to envision, design, implement, and evaluate health-related, community-based participatory research and interventions to address childhood obesity. Thirty-five bilingual/bicultural Latino graduate students are receiving specific training, tools, and skills needed to provide culturally and linguistically relevant and science-based childhood nutrition, overweight and obesity education, and chronic disease prevention to Latino communities.