Padres Preparados, Jóvenes Saludables

(From L to R) Yoli Chambers (Adult and Aging Programs Administrator, Centro Tyrone Guzman), Silvia Alvarez de Davila (Associate Extension Professor, Center for Family Development, University of Minnesota Extension), and Javiera Monardez-Popelka (Program Coordinator, Between Us, Hennepin Healthcare Clinic)


Alvarez de Davila, Chambers, and Monardez- Popelka selected a weighing scale to represent their partnership, illustrating the importance of balance in achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The team’s project—Padres Preparados, Jóvenes Saludables—is a family-based program for Latino parents and youth to reduce teen obesity and promote a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity, a balanced diet, and family connection.