Childhood Obesity: We All Play a Role

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This powerpoint presentation was put together by Deborah Murray, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach at the University of Georgia, and presented at the July meeting of the Georgia Children's Advocacy Network (GA-CAN!) Off-Session Policy Series.
This month we discussed childhood obesity.

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  • Develop a community childhood obesity prevention model of change integrate knowledge from various disciplines accomplish this by organizing community action groups (IDEAL Clubs)Build communication channels/linkages Developing communication between universities and communitiesaccomplish this through the recruitment and training of individuals involvedTest the effectiveness of a community development model compare rates pre and post to grant activities and evaluate community interventions.
  • Childhood Obesity: We All Play a Role

    1. 1. Childhood Obesity: We all play a role! Deborah Murray Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach
    2. 2. University of Georgia  UGA is a land grant university with 136 Extension Office across the state.  Extension is a federal, state and local partnership.  We are celebrating 100 years of service to Georgia and beyond in 2014.
    3. 3. UGA Obesity Initiative  As Georgia’s land-grant university, UGA is able to harness diverse and extensive obesity-related instruction, research activities, and public service and outreach components.  UGA will work cooperatively with interested parties, including other Georgia research institutions, to help bring obesity under control.
    4. 4. Obesity Initiative: Community Health Team 1. Develop a community obesity prevention model of change 2. Build communication channels and linkages for a quick response
    5. 5. New Partnerships
    6. 6. Fulton Fresh
    7. 7. Other Programs  Eat Healthy, Be Active – Preschool curriculum  Youth Fitness Camps  Girls on the Run, a self-esteem program through physical fitness  Nutrition Education classes to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Head Start, Day Care Centers
    8. 8. Thank you. Contact Information: Deborah Murray 224 Dawson Hall Athens, Georgia 30602-2622 Phone: 706.542.4860 Cell: 706.612.5238 Fax: 706.542.4862

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