January 7, 2009 - Tucson, AZ
Participants at the South Tucson site of the first Head Start Demonstration Project presented by Canyon Ranch Institute in partnership with the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) concluded their 12-week program. CRI and MEZCOPH developed the demonstration project to support the prevention of chronic disease in children. The program is made up of interactive sessions during which parents and grandparents of preschool children learn about exercise, stress-reduction, and healthy eating. Sessions at the South Tucson Head Start Center were taught in Spanish to improve communication among the participants, all of whom are non-native English speakers.