Faculty Spotlight

The Healthy Worcester Project: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Determining the underlying causes of child obesity in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. 

The researchers for this project will perform a needs assessment to determine the underlying causes of child obesity in the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. This assessment has three major components:

  1. A literature and internet review to identify potential model programs.
  2. A comprehensive environmental scan to identify opportunities and barriers within the city.
  3. An inventory and in-depth survey of the agencies and key stakeholders who are potential partners and supporters of future interventions.

The Healthy Worcester Project is a collaboration between the Simmons departments of nutrition, nursing, exercise science and public health and the Worcester Early Childhood Obesity Prevention/Reduction Committee.

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