In this article, we discuss and evaluate a project aimed at capacity building for staff at a school that serves Haitian immigrant and Dominico-Haitian students in the Dominican Republic. The purpose of this analysis is to advance field-based educational practices that have the power to promote self-determination related to health and wellness. To accomplish this aim, we describe the training of school staff members by our nine-person team, which included seven students from the University of Toledo who were participating in an experiential learning course. The training provided staff members with the knowledge and skills to conduct growth assessments, which are important indicators of health that allow for the evaluation of local children’s nutritional status.

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