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Prevention Efforts Target Families, Communities, and Schools

Population-Based Prevention Programs Target Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

The review by Yancey and her colleagues also described another obesity prevention intervention, "Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better." The national program is an initiative of the Weight-Control Information Network of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (one of the institutes of the National Institutes of Health).

The program expanded upon the success of a pilot community-awareness program conducted in three innercity communities in Boston, Massachusetts, from 1995 to 1998. The pilot program disseminated the "Move More, Eat Better" message among African-American women aged eighteen to thirty-five via educational materials and such activities as walking groups, dance classes, and cooking demonstrations.

By 2001 the program had produced three educational brochures and had collaborated with national and local newspapers...

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