Health commissioning - The Fizzical Project | StreetGames National Conference 2013
Fizzical ProjectRachel EvansProject Manager
Background To Fizzical In our 3rd Year Funded by Birmingham Public Health Additional Funding from Pfizer Targeting Obesity in 8-14 year olds (BMECommunities) Work with obese and sedentary children inschools and the community Main focus is to get these target children out intodoorstep sport and get them more active! Change of behaviour – lifelong participation –lifestyle change
Practicalities Contact schools in area (targeted schools in deprived areas withhigh obesity levels) Deliver Taster sessions to all children in years 5 & 6 (Primary) and 7,8 & 9 (Secondary) All children selected for project (sensitively) complete PAR Q onlinequestionnaire *Key for data capture 6 week program – packed with FUN fizzical activity e.g. Boxercise,Martial arts to music (Kombat Kraziee), Streetdance, Zumba, Tagrugby, Handball, Interactive games. Encourage these children to attend our community sessions set inareas local to them. Build their confidence to join doorstep sportsclubs and activities Work with community partners and encourage activity sessions forthis target group Recruit local volunteers to build on longevity of Fizzical Project
Why Fizzical works! FUN activities The right activity for our target children The best coaches Delivery at the right level Community venues in the right places Data measured at 3, 6 and 9 month intervals Incentive prizes Pedometers 73% of our children last year showed anincrease of physical activity after 6 months!
The Future – Be part of it! Growing Fizzical into a National Project Working with community partners to ensurewe have more exit routes of similar activityavailable for our target group Always looking of ways to improve and growwhat we do Solihull Council – Pilot project underway Contact Details Questions