A Healthy Journey to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Chronic Diseases
The biopsychosocial approach recognizes the interconnection between biology, psychology, and social contributors to health and diseases. It is an important change from the medical standpoint, which centers on physical and biological aspects of diseases and conditions. Participants will gain a different perspective to address obesity.
- Promotores will identify the four major behavioral factors in obesity.
- Promotores will be able to identify what attitudes, social influences, self-efficacy, skills, and barriers are predictors in health behaviors.
- Promotores will learn how to encourage positive healthy behaviors through motivational interviewing.