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About BodyWorks

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Contact information:

Ann Abercrombie, M.L.S.
Office on Women's Health

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BodyWorks is a program designed to help parents and caregivers of adolescents improve family eating and activity habits. Available in English and Spanish, the program focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight.

The BodyWorks program uses a train-the-trainer model to distribute the Toolkit through community-based organizations, state health agencies, non-profit organizations, health clinics, hospitals and health care systems. The program includes one six-hour training module for trainers and ten 90-minute weekly sessions for parents and caregivers.

The Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, developed BodyWorks following two years of formative research.

Content last updated: August 01, 2012.

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