Obesity prevention among Latino youth: School counselors’ role in promoting healthy lifestyles and academic success
Numerous psychological and behavioral consequences of obesity have been identified, including low self-esteem, depression, and poor academic performance. Given the higher obesity rates among Latino children and adolescents compared to their white counterparts, this session will provide school counselors with specific recommendations on how to implement an obesity prevention program in a culturally-sensitive manner that promotes development of healthy lifestyles and academic success.
Cook, Amy and Hayden, Laura, "Obesity prevention among Latino youth: School counselors’ role in promoting healthy lifestyles and academic success" (2013). Counseling and School Psychology Faculty Publication Series. 26.
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Commons, Student Counseling and Personnel Services Commons
Presentation at the American Counseling Association (ACA) Conference & Expo. March 20-24, 2013. Cincinnati, Ohio.