Center projects address a wide range of health concerns, with particular emphasis in school-based health initiatives. Through projects focused on childhood obesity prevention and adolescent health promotion, Center capacity is especially strong on issues including school nutrition, physical activity, youth engagement, and school environments and policies.
The Center enjoys a long history of working with partners in the San Luis Valley and was honored to host representatives from all 14 school districts at a recent conference. The current core research project, Working Together: Youth and Adults Building Healthy School Environments & Policies, tests the extent to which a planning process based on a coordinated school health and youth engagement approach can lead to changes in school environment and policy that promote physical activity, healthy eating, emotional well being, and other adolescent health issues.
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