This randomized pilot research trial studies how well Eat, Move, Live (EML) works in reducing
chronic disease risk in medically vulnerable communities. Obesity, unhealthy diet, and
physical inactivity are linked to increased cancer risk, especially hormone-related cancer
(example, breast cancer). Improving healthy lifestyle practices, namely increasing physical
activity and encouraging healthy eating behaviors may reduce the risk of getting cancer and
I. Level of exercise.
II. Reduction in barriers to exercise.
III. Level of self-reported 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables consumption.
IV. Reduction in barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption.
V. Improvement in biologic/metabolic markers such as hemoglobin A1c, fasting plasma glucose,
and body weight.
OUTLINE: Participants are randomized to 1 of 2 groups.
GROUP I: Participants complete an assessment on knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors at
baseline and attend 2 weekday sessions comprised of interactive education segment that is
culturally responsive, and based on the community EML program, and topics including:
nutrition guideline, nutrition label reading, comparison shopping/grocery store tour, recipe
modification and healthy food preparation, eating healthy on a budget, and making healthy
choices outside the home (e.g., restaurants) and physical activity over 1 hour led by
Certified Health Educator (CHE), a physical activity conducted by Duarte Fitness Centers
instructors over 30 minutes, and cooking/taste test demonstration co-led by the CHE and local
chef over 30 minutes over 12 weeks. Participants are also prescribed and encouraged to
participate in 3 days a week exercise classes (for > 30 minutes) including salsa, Zumba and
other aerobic exercises that are provided at Duarte Fitness Center.
GROUP II: Participants receive a fitness tracker to track their physical activity and be wait
listed to receive the intervention during month 10-12.
After completion of study, participants are followed up immediately and at 3 months.
- Mothers/female guardians of elementary aged students
- Self identify as Latina
- Not adherent to the standard for > five servings of fruits and vegetable and 150
minutes of physical activity
- Not a parent of elementary aged student in Duarte Unified School District (DUSD)
- Does not self-identify as Latina
- Does not speak/read/write/understand English/Spanish - Diagnosed with diabetes
- Consumes 5+ servings of fruits and vegetables and is active for at least 30 minutes 5+
days per week
- Has a condition or psychological difficulties that affects day-to-day activities
- Has physical limitations and cannot participate in physical activity