Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Tailored diabetes prevention program for families: Families attended ten 90-minute sessions with exercise, cooking demonstrations, and healthy lifestyle lessons. Classes began with 30 minutes of physical activity with parents and children and then continued for 1 hour in different groups: children aged 0 to 5 years, children aged 6 to 13 years, and the parents. Classes ended with a 30-minute session with both parents and children to discuss topics learned.

Study Results: Increased diabetes awareness knowledge and increased healthy self-reported behaviors.

Reference: Coleman, K. J., Ocana, L. L., Walker, C., Araujo, R. A., Gutierrez, V., Shordon, M., & … Philis-Tsimikas, A. (2010). Outcomes from a culturally tailored diabetes prevention program in Hispanic families from a low-income school: Horton Hawks Stay Healthy (HHSH). The Diabetes Educator, 36(5), 784-792.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good