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Obesity prevention among Latino youth: School counselors’ role in promoting healthy lifestyles and academic success
ACA (2013)
  • Amy Cook, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Laura Hayden, University of Massachusetts Boston
Abstract

Numerous psychological and behavioral consequences of obesity have been identified, including low self-esteem, depression, and poor academic performance. Given the higher obesity rates among Latino children and adolescents compared to their white counterparts, this session will provide school counselors with specific recommendations on how to implement an obesity prevention program in a culturally-sensitive manner that promotes development of healthy lifestyles and academic success.

Publication Date
March, 2013
Citation Information
Amy Cook and Laura Hayden. "Obesity prevention among Latino youth: School counselors’ role in promoting healthy lifestyles and academic success" ACA (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amy_cook/14/