PROJECT GOAL: (1) To create awareness of the risk factors for asthma, showing the relationship between asthma and obesity and, consequently, to decrease the number of asthma attacks and emergency room visits by 80% among residents of public housings and other residents of the Bronx, particularly the South Bronx. (2) To teach that obesity is preventable through maintaining a healthy weight via moderate to vigorous regular physical activities and eating sensible portions of healthy foods. (3) To teach effective control of asthma through a comprehensive plans that address medical management of the disease and avoidance of environmental triggers. (4) To inspire youth to be concerned about environmental issues and become stewards of the environment.
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