Document Type

Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Human Development and Family Science

First Advisor

Paoze Thao


Childhood obesity poses a great concern for students struggling with weight related issues that could lead to various health problems. Given this issue, schools introduce programs that aim to encourage activity among students. However, the impact of their efforts varies due to the differences in funding and resources among schools. This senior capstone examines school-based intervention programs for preventing obesity and promoting physical activity for school students. Through the use of literature review and interviews with teachers and administrators, it was discovered that schools facing financial constraints encounter heightened difficulties, prompting efforts to consolidate resources in addressing childhood obesity. Consequently, a holistic strategy was formulated to advance health and wellness among students through partnerships with community organizations, local authorities, and schools. This initiative also facilitated the exchange of best practices among participating entities.

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