Liz Lamb Principal Health & Physical Activity Officer Liverpool City Council
Active City Liverpool Children Plan 2011 Healthy Schools SportsLinx School Partnerships Neighbourhoods Local Area Agreements Smoke Free Liverpool Taste for Health Liverpool First for Health Liverpool Sport & Recreation Strategy & Business Plan
NI 57 Enhance quality of life Increase sport participation NI 55 (Improve poor health - reduce child obesity) % Obesity in reception age NI 56 (Improve poor health - reduce child obesity)% Obesity in year 6 children. Contributes towards extended schools targets and the five hour PE and the sports, cultural offer.
Health & physical Activity officer Early Years Team Research G.O.A.L.S Out School Hours Fitness Team Nutrition Team 1x Manager + 6 x Fitness Officers 1x Manager + 4x Activity Officers + 1 Nutrition 1x Manager + 2 Nutrition Officers 1 x Manger + 5 Coaches 1 x Manger + 3 x Activity officers + P/T officers
Up to 2007-2009, a total of 53 ,754 children have been through the Sports Linx fitness fun days since 1998-1999.
38,524 9-10 year old children.
15,230 11-12 year old children.
Data collected annually:
Consent Form Fitness Fun Day Lifestyles Survey Sex Endurance/aerobic fitness Food & beverage intake Date of Birth Strength Portions of Fruit and Vegetables Postcode Agility Sedentary behaviours Ethnicity Explosive power Sport Participation Medical conditions Flexibility Parental activity Twin (y/n) Co-ordination Perception of neighbourhood safety Referral consent Growth & development Access to equipment & facilities Body composition Self-perceptions of fitness, healthiness, body mass. Maturation (offset) Smoking habits
Obesity & Overweight in Liverpool: 9-10 year olds, 1998-2008 Prevalence of Obesity and Overweight: 1998-2008 using the Cole et al . (2000) obesity definition Prevalence of Obesity and Overweight: 1998-2008 according to the Chinn and Rona (2004) obesity definition Using either of these two definitions of obesity the plateau in prevalence is apparent.
SportsLinx has recently presented some test/re-test reliability data for the field-based measures. (Boddy LM, Stratton G, Hackett AF. The test/re-test reliability of a field-based fitness test battery in 9-10 year old schoolchildren. Oral Communication, Pediatric Work Physiology European Congress, Le Touquet, France, September, 2009).
The study found that all anthropometric measures e.g. Height, weight, BMI, and skinfolds showed high levels of test/re-test reliability.
ICC and Chronbach’s alpha reliability ratings between 0.97-0.99.
Other markers of health related fitness, including the 20mMST (bleep test) also showed high reliability values.
Therefore, we are confident our methods are reliable.
In terms of the reported prevalence of obesity and overweight coverage impacts significantly.
This may explain the jump in prevalence observed between 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 using the NCMP data & differences between the SportsLinx and NCMP data in the screening programme’s earlier cohorts.
Interventions Programmes & Resources funded by Active city & Other Key partners
6 stage Intervention Offered FREE to all schools
In partnership with Liverpool’s 26 Sure Start Children Centres We’ve recorded a CD and Action Song book The CD holds 25 songs all of which are combination of new songs, familiar songs and nursery rhymes. The main aim of the Liverpool Little Stars is to support & encourage , increase activities between the ages of 0-5 years. This involves working with practitioners, parents, children and other agencies to provide play in a stimulating fun environment. Liverpool Football club have supported the project Every 3 – 5 year olds will receive a copy
Rise & shine is a group activity the whole school can take on board. It is accessible to children of all ages and abilities.
Rise & shine involves the whole school in dance activity. Infants and juniors go on the yard with a number of dance routines each day. Its fun energetic and energizes the children & staff to kick start their school day.