ERIC Number: EJ1035439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Organizing a Community "Biggest Loser" Weight Loss Challenge
Jensen, Kirstin D.
Journal of Extension, v51 n2 Article 2IAW8 Apr 2013
The program described here shows how Extension can be a strong collaborative partner in a rural setting in improving the overall health of the community by organizing a three month "Biggest Loser" Weight Loss Challenge. A pre-and post-fitness assessment and bi-weekly weigh-ins were administered. Three healthy lifestyle educational programs were provided, and a 3-month follow-up behavior change survey was collected. The program has been a tremendous success, with 588 participants losing 2,357.2 lbs. over the past 3 years.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Obesity, Body Composition, Rural Education, Health Promotion, Health Related Fitness, Nutrition Instruction, Public Health, Life Style, Behavior Change, Community Programs, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Idaho