Trial of a Culturally-Appropriate Weight Loss Intervention for Overweight Latino Children

Trial of a Culturally-Appropriate Weight Loss Intervention for Overweight Latino Children

Full Study Title: Trial of a Culturally-Appropriate Weight Loss Intervention for Overweight Latino Children

Summary

This project aims to conduct a unique, community-based intervention consisting of a randomized trial of a culturally-appropriate weight loss intervention for overweight Latino children in Milwaukee. The intervention promotes lifestyle changes through a low weight loss regimen, one or more physical activities ranging from soccer to hip-hop dance, and dietary counseling including cooking classes for parents. In addition to weight reduction for overweight Latino children, the project has the potential to reduce missed school days and improve self-esteem and quality of life.

Participant Eligibility

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children must be of Latino descent
  • At risk for becoming overweight or is overweight
  • 6-17 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 17 years old
  • Not overweight or at risk for becoming overweight
  • Non-Latino ethnicity/race.

Study ID: NCT00277420

Study Sites
Medical College of Wisconsin

Principal Investigator(s)
Glenn Flores, MD, Jane Brotanek, MD, Julio C Maldonado, BA

Contact
Julio C Maldonado, BA
414-456-4159
jmaldona@mcw.edu