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  • 1. Shape Up Somerville
  • 2. Our Story CBS Evening News
  • 3. Prevalence of Obesity* Among U.S. Children and Adolescents (Aged 2 –19 Years) • National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (*Sex-and age-specific BMI > 95th percentile based on the CDC growth charts.) *Sex-and age-specific BMI > 95th percentile based on the CDC growth charts. Sources: Ogden CL, Flegal KM, Carroll MD, Johnson CL. Prevalence and trends in overweight among U.S. children and adolescents, 1999–2000. JAMA 2002;288:1728–1732. Hedley AA, Ogden CL, Johnson CL, Carroll MD, Curtin LR, Flegal KM. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among US children, adolescents, and adults, 1999–2002. JAMA 2004;291:2847–2850. Ogden CL, Carroll MD, Flegal KM. High Body Mass Index for Age Among US Children and Adolescents, 2003–2006. JAMA 2008;299:2401–2405
  • 4. Community Based Intervention
      • Schools
      • After-school providers
      • Healthy restaurant program
      • Parent and community newsletters
      • Earned media
      • Community events
      • Community-wide policies
  • 5. Moving Forward: RWJ Healthy Kids Healthy Communities
  • 6. Healthy Eating in the Community
    • Two Farmers Markets, in Union Square and Davis Square
    • 9 Community Supported Agriculture distribution sites
    • 8 Community Gardens
    • 8 School Gardens
  • 7. Healthy Eating in the Schools
    • School Food Service
      • Equipment, tools and skills building training for staff
      • New menus, taste tests, veggie of the month, visuals in cafeteria
      • School Wellness Policy 2006
      • Farm to School purchasing policy, upgraded 2008
      • Fruit and Vegetable funding
      • 4 Somerville elementary schools currently recognized as part of USDA Healthier US Schools Challenge
      • Elimination of artificial trans fat
      • from school food service, 2010
  • 8. Active Living
      • City created Bike & Pedestrian Coordinator position
      • SafeSTART pedestrian and cyclist safety initiative
      • Light rail and community path extension
      • Zoning upgrades to promote mixed use development and walkability
      • Streetscape and infrastructure upgrades
      • Bike lanes and racks on new and redeveloped roads
      • New and renovated parks
      • Walk/Ride Day
  • 9. Progress in Meeting Physical Activity Benchmarks
    • Middle School Students, 2003-2007
    • -Moderate physical activity five times per week increased from 18% to 27%.
    • -Students receiving instruction on nutrition and fitness in school increased from 59% to 78% .
    • -Students spending 2 hours or less each day watching TV or videos increased from 54% to 61%.
    • High School Students, 2004-2006
    • -Moderate physical activity five times
    • per week increased from 16% to 21%.
    • -Vigorous physical activity three times
    • per week increased from 48% to 54%.
  • 10.
    • What’s new with Shape Up?
    • Let’s Move!
    • Expansion and enhancement of the Shape Up Approved healthy restaurant program
    • EBT at Somerville farmers’ markets
    • Winter farmers’ market
    • Regional Walk/Ride Day Promotion
    • Healthy vending
    • ESL conversation class
  • 11.
    • Let’s Move!
    • National Childhood obesity initiative led by First Lady Michelle Obama.
    • Four Pillars: Healthy Choices, Healthier Schools, Physical Activity, Access to Affordable and Healthy Food.
    • Based on Shape Up Somerville model.
    • Mayor's remarks at White House launch
  • 12. Shape Up Approved
      • Menu analysis
      • Point of purchase prompts
      • Promotion via Facebook
      • SUS Approved tastings
      • SUS Approved Restaurant Week
  • 13. EBT at Somerville Farmers’ Markets
      • EBT, debit and credit accepted at markets this year
      • One to one matching program
      • Major outreach effort
  • 14. Winter farmers’ market
      • Significant community demand
      • Regional and local produce
      • Medium sized market
      • Saturdays, January – March
      • Location: Center for the Arts
      • at the Armory
  • 15. Regional Walk/Ride Promotion
      • Monthly celebration of active transit.
      • Change commuting behaviors and decrease single occupancy vehicle traffic.
      • Targeting six communities including
      • Somerville, Cambridge and Boston in
      • year 1.
      • Focus on employers and schools.
  • 16. Healthy Vending
      • Making the healthy choice the easy choice.
      • 2007 Institute of Medicine Guidelines.
        • -Foods: 200 calorie limit, zero trans fat, sodium content
        • of 200 mg or less per portion, no more than 35 percent of total calories from fat, less than 10 percent of total calories from saturated fats, 35 percent or less of calories from total sugars.
      • -Beverages: water, low-fat and
      • nonfat milk ,100-percent fruit juice.
  • 17. ESL Conversation Class
      • Pilot, Fall 2010.
      • Conversation class on SUS interventions.
      • Goals
      • -Better understand effectiveness of interventions among residents at highest risk for obesity.
      • -Educate residents about how to get involved in creating a healthier community.
  • 18. Contact Information
      • Jaime Corliss
      • Director, Shape Up Somerville
      • Somerville Health Department
      • 617-625-6600 ext. 4312
      • [email_address]

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