Nutrition and Physical Activity among Latino Students'--Focus Group Project

Dates: 2007

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): MA Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Applied Research & Evaluation

Technical Expertise: Adolescent Health, Healthy Communities


In the spring of 2007, JSI was funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education to conduct qualitative focus group research with Latino/-a youth in Massachusetts, ages 11-15. The main purpose of the project was to determine the role of public schools in improving eating habits and increasing their physical activity. The research assessed nutritional and physical activity habits and documented suggestions from focus group participants for schools for improving nutrition and physical activity.