Childhood overweight and obesity is a global public health concern. For girls in particular, being overweight or obese during pre-adolescence (aged 7-11 years) has intergenerational implications for both the mother and her future offspring. In the United Kingdom (UK) there is increasing interest in community targeted interventions but less is known about how to tailor these approaches to the needs of the community. This study applied the Community Readiness Model (CRM), for the first time in the UK, to demonstrate its applicability in designing tailored interventions.
Kesten, J. M., Cameron, N., & Griffiths, P. L. (2013). Assessing community readiness for overweight and obesity prevention in pre-adolescent girls: a case study. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1205. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-1205