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Engaging Youth in Improving Their Food and Physical Activity Environments

Youth engagement in community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions is an essential strategy in reducing childhood obesity. Featured in the Journal of Adolescent Health, this brief describes the results of focus groups performed to understand factors that build youth leadership through the Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC) program. Findings showed that leadership capacity was facilitated through teamwork, community assessments, and policy work.

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