NMSU Included in Three-State Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Along U.S.-Mexico Border

New Mexico State University is teaming up with two other schools to find an end to childhood obesity. They are going into the community level to find out what is causing the alarming numbers. The students’ research will lead to education programs on safe outdoor spaces and healthy food practices and options for families in low-income Hispanic neighborhoods. Discussion groups will be implemented to find out how families believe they can best prevent childhood obesity. By looking at their research along with other successful obesity prevention programs, New Mexico State University students will be able to intervene and educate about proper nutrition, physical activity, and decreased screen time among children.

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