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Obesity is a leading health problem among Americans in the United States. Recently, obesity has also turned into an out-of-control epidemic that not only affects adults, but children as well. In order to address this issue the Institute of African American Health in conjunction with Leon County City Officials, Schools, and Physicians have launched Project H.E.A.L.T.H: A pilot study to prevent obesity and diabetes in children and adolescents.
Project H.E.A.L.T.H. (Health Education and Life Transforming Habits) was established as an after-school project in January 2004 for the purposes of decreasing obesity, educating parents and children about the implications of obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, encouraging the prevention and early detection of obesity-related health problems, as well as promoting healthy living through proper diet and exercise. Since the launch of Project H.E.A.L.T.H., nearly 100 children and families from our four target schools have graciously participated and pledged to take control of their health.