October 29, 2009 Coalition MeetingPresentation Transcript
Average composite of 20 students brains taking the same test Brain after sitting quietly Brain after 20 minute walk Research/scan compliments of Dr. Chuck Hillman University of Illinois
ProActive Kids ProgramA free intensive six-month, after-school program for kids ages 8 -14. Centered in DuPage County,PAK was developed with a respected group of health care, education, nutritional and athleticleaders that have come together to create a child-centered, life-changing program. Physical Fitness Nutrition Advice and Education Individual Counseling/Education Family Discussion/Education Intro to Options—Learning New Activities Lead by Example—Student Mentoring Graduation/Celebration Stick with it = HEALTHY KIDS www.proactivekids.org (630) 681-1558
Partnerships Education Children with Leadership and and Uniform Data and Healthy and Connections Messages Knowledge Lifestyles andCoordination Weight Range
www.forwarddupage.org 630-682-7979 ext 7037
• Understand the prevalence of childhood obesity and overweight in DuPage: an important measure of health• The Data Snapshot being shared today• A Full Profile for Spring 2010• Establish a method of collection from information on existing school physicals (K, 6th and 9th)• Conduct measurement for 3rd graders in DuPage County Schools
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Childhood Obesity in Community Practice David Dungan MD FACP FAAP DuPage Medical Group
3 ½ yr old Filipino Male• Age 2: weight is 40%, BMI at 45%• Age 3 ½ : weight is 99%, BMI at 99%So what happened?Adiposity rebound, related to Western diet.
13 year old Caucasian male• Initial BMI of 33.48• Places him obese range for adult• Poor diet, loves to snack at corner store after school• Plays a sport but very little aerobic activity in that sport• Very few family meals together at home
• Growth chart
17 ½ year old Hispanic male• Severe morbid obesity with BMI of 46.7• Already has obesity related complications of hypertension, diabetes, and mixed hyperlipidemia…that is adult disease as a teen• Very high risk for coronary artery disease and other vascular complications before age 30 without any changes• Will have much shorter life expectancy and high cost of care due to medical complications
DMG Employee Wellness• Pilot Program of 20 participants• Multidisciplinary: MD, RN, RD, APN, PhD• Focus on fitness, food choices, stress management, barriers to success• Education on physiology, process, mindfulness, impulse control• Community teaching for food shopping, label reading, restaurant orders, recipes, food preparation, etc• Group discussions, support, and personal growth
Action for Healthy Kids FORWARD Coalition Meeting Rob Bisceglie Executive Director
About Action for Healthy KidsAction for Healthy Kids helps school districts and schools, especiallythose in underserved communities:• Improve the quality of school foods;• Enhance nutrition education;• Improve and increase physical education; and• Increase physical activity for kids.In doing so, we combat childhood obesity while fostering sound nutritionand good physical activity in children, youth, and schools.
Building a Nationwide Movement> 11,800Volunteers in 51Teams 65 National Successful Programs Partner Organizations across the U.S.
Action for Healthy Kids Model Last year, AFHK reached 1,052 school districts, 8,000 schools and 3.7 million kids.39
Why School Prevention? Strong School Wellness Committees and Initiatives 21st Century Learning Proper Student Nutrition and Community/ & Physical Activity Continuous School Economic Prosperity Improvement Healthy Students Student Achievement
Progress or Promises? Do schools have effective wellness policies encouraging daily physical activity? Yes. Physical Education Teachers 35% School Health Professionals 45%Community Health Professionals 17% Superintendents 68% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
Progress or Promises? Do schools have effective wellness policies encouraging proper nutrition? Yes. School Nutrition/Food Service 53% School Health Professionals 50%Community Health Professionals 21% Superintendents 72% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
Who Must Be Engaged with School Prevention? Campaigning for School Wellness by Building School Family-School- Stakeholders Community Partnerships Parents Students Community Stakeholders
Strategies for Parents/Students• Austin pilot funded in part by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Parents CATCH On To School Wellness will recruit and train parents to be key players in the comprehensive school health model• Funded for expansion by the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Students Taking Charge introduces youth leaders to the power of advocacy and empower them as effective change agents in school communities
Student/Parent Expansion Seattle Boston New York Philadelphia Chicago Washington, DC Los Angeles Atlanta Austin45
ReCharge! Energizing After-school Healthy Snacking Guide Home Field Advantage family outreach toolsWilson® NFLyouthfootballs Energy In – Energy Out Trackers 200 life-sized food modelsInstructor’s Energy In-Energy OutNotebook with 15 Student Playbook Coach’s Posteractivities Clipboard Online: 11 additional activities, blogs, evaluation tools, success stories, tips for implementation, and much, much more!
Creating a Movement in DuPage If you haven’t already done so, please support the FORWARD coalition and join the IL Action for Healthy Kids Team atwww.actionforhealthykids.org Thanks for allowing me to share some thoughts with you. If you have some to share with me, and we run out of time today, here is my contact information:Office: 847-329-1838; Cell: 224-422-9675E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Importance of Partnership with FORWARD• Developing special partnerships – Student and Parent Advisory Groups – Corporate Council
(FORWARD Website and Inventory screenshot)
-Participate in the Public Launch in the Spring-Become a FORWARD PartnerServe on a Committee-Participate in the ARRA Funding--CDC: Communities Putting Prevention to Work– DuPage County/FORWARD Grant Application (Visit the CDC Table for more information)