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Bristol Oc Dash, Somerset

  1. 1. D Do Activity Stay Healthy A scheme developed by Somerset Active Sports Partnership and Somerset Primary Care Trust…. A true, effective working Partnership A S H THE WAY FORWARD…
  2. 2. How does it work ? <ul><li>Through increased activity, family visits and professional support from health and exercise specialists… </li></ul><ul><li>This is a family focused programme that aims to encourage long term lifestyle changes with the emphasis being on improving activity levels and maintaining a healthier diet </li></ul><ul><li>It is a BIG commitment for all involved </li></ul>
  3. 3. Global Perspective <ul><li>10% of the world’s children are obese </li></ul><ul><li>32% of children in USA </li></ul><ul><li>25% of children in UK </li></ul>An epidemic which is progressing at an alarming rate
  4. 4. Threats 1 <ul><li>We are beginning to witness the appearance of obesity related to Type 2 diabetes mellitus in our adolescent population </li></ul><ul><li>in a similar fashion to that already witnessed in the USA </li></ul><ul><li>15 years ago this affected less than 3% but now it is 45%... </li></ul><ul><li>Will Britain follow suit </li></ul>
  5. 5. Threats 2 <ul><li>Furthermore, we can now identify significant </li></ul><ul><li>CARDIOVASCULAR </li></ul><ul><li>risk factors such as arterial stiffness and left ventricular hypertrophy in obese children as young as 12 years old </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ideally… <ul><li>3 exercise sessions, at least 40 minutes long and </li></ul><ul><li>1 health education session of 10-15 minutes each week </li></ul>
  7. 7. DASH Club with Healthy Breakfast <ul><li>At St. Michael’s School, Minehead, a healthy breakfast is provided following our physical activity session. </li></ul><ul><li>This provides an ideal opportunity for children to talk through healthy eating and encouragement is given to maintain any small beneficial changes to diet. This can be monitored weekly. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The importance of the home visit… <ul><li>Honesty from parent / child </li></ul><ul><li>Advice given in a non threatening environment </li></ul><ul><li>A rapport is initiated and any anxieties can be allayed </li></ul>
  9. 9. What resistance did I find ?
  10. 10. DASH is…. <ul><li>Not a ‘Fat Club’ </li></ul><ul><li>It has a focus on Activity and FUN! </li></ul><ul><li>A programme to talk through any anxieties with whole family </li></ul><ul><li>A Club to engage child with fun aspects and include friendship groups </li></ul>
  11. 11. Evaluation 1 <ul><li>Parent’s questionnaire </li></ul>
  12. 12. Evaluation 2 <ul><li>Child’s questionnaire </li></ul>
  13. 13. Monitoring <ul><li>Beep / Shuttle test – </li></ul><ul><li>6 weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Pre and 6 weekly questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Parental feedback </li></ul><ul><li>End of year evaluation report </li></ul>
  14. 14. Outcomes <ul><li>Head teachers have noticed an improvement in the children’s levels of concentration following DASH sessions. </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Hoyland – Head of Dunster 1 st School: </li></ul><ul><li>“ As a school we have been delighted with the success of the DASH Project and the impact it has had on the children and their families.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Schools on Board… <ul><li>Year One Schools…. </li></ul><ul><li>Dunster 1 st School </li></ul><ul><li>Minehead 1 st School </li></ul><ul><li>St. Michael’s Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Porlock Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Old Cleeve Primary </li></ul>
  16. 16. Schools on board contd. <ul><li>In progress… </li></ul><ul><li>Hamp Junior & Infants School </li></ul><ul><li>Holway Park Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Halcon Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Manor Court Primary School </li></ul><ul><li>Minehead Middle School </li></ul>
  17. 17. Schools on Board contd. <ul><li>Starting this term… </li></ul><ul><li>Sedgemoor Manor Infants School </li></ul><ul><li>St. Peter’s, Williton </li></ul><ul><li>Lyngford Park, Taunton </li></ul><ul><li>Blackbrook Primary School </li></ul>
  18. 18. Schools on Board contd. <ul><li>Summer term… </li></ul><ul><li>Hamp Infants School </li></ul><ul><li>Reckleford / Milford, Yeovil </li></ul><ul><li>Eastover Primary </li></ul><ul><li>Danesfield </li></ul><ul><li>St. Benedicts, Glastonbury </li></ul>
  19. 19. Where do we go from here? With a total of 20 schools... Over to you! Can you name schools we could target next?
  20. 20. National Healthy Schools Status <ul><li>DASH meets 3 of the criteria….. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy eating </li></ul></ul></ul>Physical activity Emotional health/well being DASH will help put these high on the schools’ agenda….
  21. 21. Healthy eating message… <ul><li>Simple balanced diet </li></ul><ul><li>Discourage fad diets </li></ul><ul><li>Look at balance of good health plate </li></ul>
  22. 22. D Do Activity Stay Healthy A S H THE ONLY WAY FORWARD…

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