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ERIC Number: EJ948365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
A Healthier Weigh: Nutrition and Health Education on the Web
Boyer, Luann K.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v103 n1 p16-18 2011
In 2009, Colorado had the lowest rate of obesity and overweight in the United States with less than 20% of the adult population considered obese or overweight. The health implications are serious because being overweight and/or obese increases the risks for chronic diseases. As a consequence, the incidence of Type II diabetes in adults has tripled since 1990, with excess weight identified as a major cause. After a search of programs offered by Extension throughout the U. S. that addressed issues of inactivity and weight loss, no one program seemed to meet the needs of Extension clientele in rural Colorado. As result, a unique education program, "A Healthier Weigh," was developed. The program is a web-based nutrition and health challenge to encourage teams of participants to (a) increase physical activity; (b) increase knowledge of nutrition, health, and fitness; (c) make healthy food choices; (d) reduce risk for chronic disease; and (e) lose an appropriate percentage of body weight. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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