Westminster Community Care Center has developed “Leaders of Change,” a six week spanish obesity prevention program that is culturally sensitive and aimed at enhancing educational awareness around obesity and its associated health risks. The program teaches healthy lifestyle habits. Participants learn how to choose healthier foods, eat proper portion sizes, and increase physical activity. The program includes telenovelas, incentives, and interactive learning.
The program is a ‘train-the-trainer’ model that empowers the patients to take the information they learn and share it at home and with their community as “leaders of change”, to help others know how to be healthy and prevent health issues. In the process, they lose weight themselves.
“This program is great for the Latino culture. I felt understood.”
“I feel hopeful that this program will help me keep the weight I lost off for good.”
“The group support and the way the program works really helped me lose weight.”
“This program is amazing. I lost weight for the first time. “