Abriendo Caminos—Clearing the Path to Hispanic Health

Abriendo Caminos 2.0

Overview

Abriendo Caminos establishes and contributes to obesity prevention interventions for Hispanic-heritage families, specifically focusing on those considered low income and low literacy. The program includes families in five locations: California, Illinois, Iowa, Puerto Rico, and Texas.  Its community workshop-based curriculum includes healthy dietary behavior patterns and basic knowledge of nutrition, physical activity, and the organization of collective/shared family mealtimes.

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Educadores de Salud

Abriendo Caminos 1.0

Research Team and Funding Information 

Research Team

  • Margarita Teran-Garcia, MD, PhD, FTOS, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Norma E Gonzalez, M.F.A., D.Sc., Program Coordinator, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Barbara Fiese, PhD, Family Resiliency Center Director, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Norma Olvera, PhD, Professor, University of Houston
  • Amber Hammons; PhD, Assistant Professor; Child, Family and Consumer Sciences; California State University, Fresno
  • Maria Plaza-Delestre; PhD; Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus
  • Nancy Correa-Matos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Puerto Rico
  • Kimberly Greder, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University
  • Bridget Hannon, MS, Graduate Student, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Elizabeth Villegas, MS, Graduate Student, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Viridiana Luna, Graduate Student, Division of Nutritional Sciences

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