BodyWorks is a program designed to help parents and caregivers of
girls ages 9 to 13 improve family eating and
activity habits. Using the BodyWorks Toolkit, 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
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.
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