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A new study at Winston-Salem State University aims to decrease obesity in African-American women. It is made possible by a $200,000 federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.

“The Coach Approach to Obesity Prevention” will combine wellness coaching with fitness. The program is a 16-week intervention program includes free coaching, fitness classes, health screenings and a stipend for completing program activities. It is open to African-American women in the Triad ages 30-65.

The study starts sometime in January. To sign-up or for more information, contact the project coordinator: Marian Anderson-Booker at

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