Project Description

Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County

The 10 Steps to a Healthier You program, is a childhood obesity prevention program that provides a three-class series for parents on ways to implement healthy lifestyle habits in their home. In addition to using evidence-based lifestyle modification practices, the curriculum also includes positive discipline and feeding dynamics practices. The program targets families living in underserved communities, with an emphasis on low-income, Spanish-speaking families. Preliminary evaluation data show increases in knowledge of healthy lifestyle recommendations, and the program plans to continue evaluation to determine if there are lasting behavioral changes. This project is a partnership between the Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center (a clinic specializing in preventive care for children at risk for Type II diabetes and related conditions) and The Healthier Kids Foundation.