James Lau MD FACS

Community and International Work Details

  • Project Title:  Healthy Options for Prevention and Education
  • Topic/emphasis:  Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • Partnering Organization(s):  University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • Populations Served:  Economically Disadvantaged/Hispanic
  • Specific Location:  Las Vegas, Nevada
  • This an ongoing project:  Yes
  • There are opportunities for student involvement in work:  No
  • Description:  Three year project involving a public private partnership to provide obesity prevention interventions at one middle school in an economically disadvantaged mostly hispanic neighborhood. Body Mass Index measured at this intervention school and at a matched control middle school (no intervention provided). Interventions consist of increased acitivity with a pedometer program, healthy options and increased activity education through a manual, and fresh fruits and vegetables provided at lunch.

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