The Healthy Weight, Healthy Child (HWHC) Community Assessment included five community conversations, input from 5 HWHC Coalition Working Groups, feedback from the HWHC Coalition Steering Committee, and responses from key informant interviews.
Throughout the months of April and May 2010, the HWHC Initiative conducted 5 community conversations (i.e. focus groups) to identify barriers caregivers perceive children and adolescents face in eating healthy, increasing physical activity, and decreasing screen time. Additionally, participants of the community conversations were also asked to identify interventions they would like to see implemented, improved, and increased in places where children live, go to school, and play. The demographics of participants included representation from diverse racial/ethnic groups; various household income levels; a wide range of ages (20-65 years old), and different education levels.