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ERIC Number: ED503812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 137
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
The Afterschool Experience in "Salsa, Sabor y Salud": Evaluation, 2007-2008. CRESST Report 747
Huang, Denise; La Torre, Deborah; Oh, Christine; Harven, Aletha; Huber, Lindsay; Leon, Seth; Mostafavi, Sima
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
In the United States, there is an alarming trend toward obesity and inactivity among children. Minorities and economically disadvantaged children are at an even higher risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one in two Latino children will become diabetic. As a result, there is a dire need for tailored intervention programs that take into account cultural, dietary, and lifestyle issues of the Latino community. Kraft Foods has partnered with the National Latino Children's Institute and developed a healthy lifestyles education program for Latino families called "Salsa, Sabor y Salud" (Food, Fun & Fitness). The current study examines the effectiveness of the child-centered version of the "Salsa, Sabor y Salud" curriculum at three pilot programs in Los Angeles and Chicago. The results of the outcome evaluation revealed that the child-focused "Salsa, Sabor y Salud" program has made a positive impact in student's healthy behaviors. Positive impacts were also seen in the knowledge and healthy behaviors of the instructors. Furthermore, the "Salsa, Sabor y Salud" messages has reached parents and families of the participants through the students as they shared their knowledge and encouraged their families to adapt healthier lifestyles. The following are appended: (1) The LA's BEST Program; (2) Child Participant Survey Form A; (3) Child Participant Survey: Form B; (3) Program Site Staff Survey; (4) Comparison Site Staff Survey; (5) Child Focus Group Protocol; (6) Staff Interview Protocol; and (7) Observation Protocol. (Contains 25 tables and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Kraft Foods
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois