Overview of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
Obesity is estimated to cause how many deaths per year in the United States? 50,000 85,000 112,000 142,000 10
“Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have shorter life expectancy than their parents.” Testimony before United State Senate Richard H. Carmona, M.D., F.A.C.S.,17th Surgeon General of the United States, 2002
Excess weight in childhood is costly and is currently estimated to equal ____ in direct medical cost per year? 1 billion 3 billion 4.2 billion 6 billion 10
How many Americans ages 17–24 do not qualify for military service because they are overweight or obese? 25%+ 33% 15%+ 10% 10
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2009 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30%
Percent of Children Ages 10-17 Classified as Overweight or Obese, by State: 2007
Physical Inactivity and Unhealthy Dietary Behaviors and Academic Achievement 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Students with higher grades are less like to: Be physically inactive Engage in unhealthy dietary behaviors
Eat Healthy Food and Nutrition Healthy Schools
The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary initiative to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
“We enjoyed the HealthierUS Schools Challenge and would encourage any other school to participate because it brought awareness and helped to focus on healthier alternatives. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut and this challenges you to try new things.”
Childhood Obesity Challenges Our young people live in a social and physical environment that makes it easy to be sedentary and inconvenient to be active.
How many high school students meet the current recommendations of 60 minutes of daily physical activity? Fewer than 1 in 5 Approximately 1 in 2 Approximately 1 in 3 Approximately 1 in 4 10
How much time to adolescents spend, per day, watching television, DVDs, movies, using a computer, or using a mobile device like a cell phone or MP3 player? Two hours 3-4 hours Approximately 6 hours More than 7 hours 10
Get Active- Physical Activity GET ACTIVE Children need 60 minutes of active and vigorous play everyday. Increase opportunities for kids to be physically active – in and out of school – and for families to be active and moving together.
Children Hear – Newsletter and discussion topics encourage them to make healthy lifestyle choices. Children See – Teachers, parents, leaders reinforce what children learn. Children Do – Participate in healthy behaviors to earn Walk Kansas miles.
Children receive Walk Kansas miles for: Being physically active Activities with a family member Watching less TV Preparing and eating healthy snacks Drinking water, juice or milk Eating a fruit or vegetable Eating a lean meat
www.walkkansas.org A team-based program that will help participants lead a healthier life by being more active, making better nutrition choices, and learning positive ways to deal with stress.
Walk Kansas participants report: 98% reporting met PA goal; 73% confident they could continue 40% added strengthening exercises 80% increased fruit/veg consumption Physical and mental changes: Increased energy (65%), better attitude (49%), improved sleep (41%), reduced weight (41%), increase muscle strength (40%), increased flexibility (30%), better stress management (30%)
How far would you need to walk to burn off 10 M & M chocolate candies? Four blocks Length of 10 football fields One-half mile One lap around FB field 10
Instant Recess … everybody needs a little push ▪ Instant Recess: 10-minute bouts of physical activity ▪ Toni Yancey, MD, MPH, Professor – UCLA School of Public Health ▪ Appointed by First Lady Michelle Obama to the Board of Partnership for a Healthier America, the non-profit that is guiding the Let’s Move Campaign
School Wellness Kansas School Wellness Policy Model Guidelines Child Nutrition & Wellness Kansas State Dept. of Education 2009-2010 www.kn-eat.org/
Advances in Kansas Physical Activity Nutrition Education Nutrition