The college partners with Columbus Public Health, Ohio Department of Health, Columbus City Schools, and many other community organizations to help people live healthier, more productive lives.
The Prevention Research Center's (PRC) pilot project is "Healthy Eating and Activity in Early Childhood."
The prevalence of obesity in very young children in the U.S. has more than tripled over just a few decades and this is likely to have consequences for physical and mental health as well as life expectancy.
Much of the research concerning childhood obesity concerns school-aged children; however, there is growing recognition that at least some of the roots of the problem start as early as preschool.
The PRC project actively engages a community on Columbus’ South Side, which is at risk from the growing epidemic of obesity. Activities include surveys, parent focus groups, and the following collaborative video on how communities view research: