Year of Publication
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Over 20% of Kentucky children between the ages of 10-17 are obese, the third highest prevalence in the nation. The Healthy, Fit, & Strong Program works with children with a BMI above the 85th percentile and their parents to improve behaviors related to physical activity (PA) and nutrition. The intervention is a 12-week program which features tri-weekly physical activity sessions and nutrition classes. Both children and parents participate in activities in order to build knowledge and confidence related to healthy behaviors. The goal of this intervention is to improve upon baseline physical activity levels and diet as well as to improve self-efficacy related to making healthy choices in both children and parents.
Maloney, Patrick, "Healthy, Fit, & Strong: A parent-child physical activity program for families with obese and overweight adolescents" (2021). Theses and Dissertations--Public Health (M.P.H. & Dr.P.H.). 329.