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Keywords

adolescents, diabetes, faith community/parish nursing, health promotion, Hispanics, obesity

 

Authors

  1. Oakley, Janet
  2. Hoebeke, Roberta

Abstract

ABSTRACT: The 2009-2010 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) found that 34% of adolescents are overweight and 18% obese. The chance of an overweight/obese adolescent becoming an overweight/obese adult by age 35 is 60%. Hispanic youth are at risk for becoming obese related to eating habits. This paper describes an intervention, I Choose Health (Elijo Salud), with Hispanic church youth.