Baltimore Healthy Eating Zones (BHEZ) was a multi-level, youth-targeted obesity intervention program among African American adolescents held in recreation centers and corner stores in the Baltimore City. The project was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Urban Health Institute in Johns Hopkins University.
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