Office on Women’s Health,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
www.womenshealth.gov/bodyworks
Background
• Parents and caregivers play an important role in shaping
the nutrition and physical activity patterns of thei...
BodyWorks Program
Purpose:
• To provide parents/caregivers with tools &
strategies to improve family eating and activity
h...
Primary audience
• Parents and caregivers
of adolescent boys and
girls
Secondary audiences
• Adolescent boys and
girls
• O...
MAIN MESSAGES
Healthy teens
become
strong adults
MAIN MESSAGES
Parents are an important influence on
their children’s eating and activity habits
MAIN MESSAGES
Change takes time —
begin by taking a few small steps
BodyWorks
• HHS’ developed parent-focused program after
two years of formative research
• Introduced in 2006
• Led by trai...
Community-Based
Approach to Distribution
• Trainers are trained in
one-day small group
sessions to:
– Promote the program
...
States with BodyWorks Trainers
Partners and Collaborators
• Action for Healthy Kids
• Alliance for a Healthier
Generation
• American Association of
Famil...
Program Components
Parents/families
1. BodyBasics (Parent’s Guide)
2. Food and Fitness Journals
3. Weekly Planner (magnet)...
BodyBasics/
Fundamentos
Format:
• Magazine style
publication for visual
appeal
Purpose:
• Provides health
information, str...
Food and Fitness
Journals/Diario de
Comidas Y
Actividades Fisicas
•Family members to
record meals, snacks,
activities, and...
Recipe Book/
Platillos Latinos
Purpose:
• To provide
families with
easy, low-cost
recipes for meals
and snacks
• To reinfo...
Weekly Planner/
Plantificador Seminal
Format:
• Refrigerator magnet
write-on/wipe-off board
with pen
Purpose:
• To help pa...
Shopping
List/Lista de
Compras
Format:
• Pad with checklists
Purpose:
• To help parents/
caregivers plan
shopping trips an...
BodyWorks For Teens
and For Guys
• Magazine-style publications
for girls and boys (9 to 14)
Publication content
• Self-ass...
Train-the-Trainers Guide
• One day training
• Appendices
- A. Training Tips
- B. Behavior Change
- C. Resources
Training M...
For Guys Training Guide
Addendum
• Background
• Including Boys & Girls in BodyWorks
Sessions
• Tips for Facilitating BodyW...
BodyWorks Program Support
• Bodyworks Web site
– www.womenshealth.gov/bodyworks
• Find trainers, trainings, programs
• Pla...
BodyWorks Program Support
• Technical Assistance
– One-on-one follow up with new trainers
– New trainer orientation packet...
National BodyWorks Evaluation
Objectives
• Evaluate impact on knowledge, awareness,
attitudes, and practices of parents an...
Key Findings
• BodyWorks significantly changed parent intentions,
motivation, and immediate behavior.
• Girls responded po...
National BodyWorks Evaluation
Disseminating the Results
• Final Report complete
• Executive Summary distributed
– BodyWork...
Questions?
Bodyworks@hagersharp.com
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  1. 1. Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.womenshealth.gov/bodyworks
  2. 2. Background • Parents and caregivers play an important role in shaping the nutrition and physical activity patterns of their children • Children and adolescents are less likely to be overweight or obese if their parents maintain a healthy weight • Parent participation in childhood obesity prevention programs has been shown to have a positive effect on program success
  3. 3. BodyWorks Program Purpose: • To provide parents/caregivers with tools & strategies to improve family eating and activity habits • To support adolescent boys and girls in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight • To prevent obesity among adolescent boys and girls
  4. 4. Primary audience • Parents and caregivers of adolescent boys and girls Secondary audiences • Adolescent boys and girls • Other family members
  5. 5. MAIN MESSAGES Healthy teens become strong adults
  6. 6. MAIN MESSAGES Parents are an important influence on their children’s eating and activity habits
  7. 7. MAIN MESSAGES Change takes time — begin by taking a few small steps
  8. 8. BodyWorks • HHS’ developed parent-focused program after two years of formative research • Introduced in 2006 • Led by trained facilitators • Ten parent-focused sessions, 90 minutes each • Girls/boys come to two sessions with parents/caregivers
  9. 9. Community-Based Approach to Distribution • Trainers are trained in one-day small group sessions to: – Promote the program – Recruit parents and caregivers – Facilitate 10-session program with parents and caregivers – Train others to be trainers Office on Women’s Health 10 OWH Regional Offices Community-based organizations, health professionals, hospitals/clinics, faith-based organizations, and other non- profits Parents/Caregivers Teens Families
  10. 10. States with BodyWorks Trainers
  11. 11. Partners and Collaborators • Action for Healthy Kids • Alliance for a Healthier Generation • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences • BCBS of Michigan (Building Healthy Communities) • General Mills Foundation and Community Action Plan • GirlTrek • Latino Health Access • National Association for Health & Fitness • National Association for Health Education Centers • National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity • Obesity Action Coalition • Seattle BodyWorks Coalition • U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission • Virginia Department of Health (CHAMPION)
  12. 12. Program Components Parents/families 1. BodyBasics (Parent’s Guide) 2. Food and Fitness Journals 3. Weekly Planner (magnet) 4. Recipe Book 5. Shopping List 6. DVD on Shopping & Cooking Boys/Girls 1. For Teens and For Guys Magazines 2. Food and Fitness Diary
  13. 13. BodyBasics/ Fundamentos Format: • Magazine style publication for visual appeal Purpose: • Provides health information, strategies for healthy eating and regular physical activity • Explains how to use the toolkit • Lists resources for families
  14. 14. Food and Fitness Journals/Diario de Comidas Y Actividades Fisicas •Family members to record meals, snacks, activities, and emotions to identify eating and activity habits •Checklist in BodyBasics helps parents review journal entries •Goal-setting chart in diaries
  15. 15. Recipe Book/ Platillos Latinos Purpose: • To provide families with easy, low-cost recipes for meals and snacks • To reinforce nutrition and cooking information featured in BodyBasics
  16. 16. Weekly Planner/ Plantificador Seminal Format: • Refrigerator magnet write-on/wipe-off board with pen Purpose: • To help parents/ caregivers plan meals, snacks, physical activities
  17. 17. Shopping List/Lista de Compras Format: • Pad with checklists Purpose: • To help parents/ caregivers plan shopping trips and choose healthier options
  18. 18. BodyWorks For Teens and For Guys • Magazine-style publications for girls and boys (9 to 14) Publication content • Self-assessments, quizzes, games, interviews • Goal-setting tools • Teen writers/illustrators Formative research • Literature review • Health behavior change theory • Focus groups
  19. 19. Train-the-Trainers Guide • One day training • Appendices - A. Training Tips - B. Behavior Change - C. Resources Training Manual for Parents • Lesson plans for 10 sessions • Behavior Change • Healthy Eating • Physical Activity • Setting Goals and meal planning • Shopping for meals • Advocacy • Media Influences
  20. 20. For Guys Training Guide Addendum • Background • Including Boys & Girls in BodyWorks Sessions • Tips for Facilitating BodyWorks & Boys • Assessing Parenting Styles • Websites: Teens’ Health & Behavior • Your Teens & Stress • Reading List for Parents • Suggested Websites for Parents with Boys • Media & Boys: What Parents Can Do • Emotional Eating Case Study • Screen Time Case Study • Your Environment • Websites For Guys with Ads • Key Areas of Adolescent Development & Learning
  21. 21. BodyWorks Program Support • Bodyworks Web site – www.womenshealth.gov/bodyworks • Find trainers, trainings, programs • Planning and promotion tools for trainers • BodyWorks Listserv – Self-subscribed, moderated • Update Newsletter – Quarterly
  22. 22. BodyWorks Program Support • Technical Assistance – One-on-one follow up with new trainers – New trainer orientation packet – Program planning assistance – Regional trainer conference calls – Regional Trainer Advisory Panel – BodyWorks@hagersharp.com - public inquiry
  23. 23. National BodyWorks Evaluation Objectives • Evaluate impact on knowledge, awareness, attitudes, and practices of parents and girls regarding nutrition and physical activity • Determine the most effective strategies for successful implementation of BodyWorks
  24. 24. Key Findings • BodyWorks significantly changed parent intentions, motivation, and immediate behavior. • Girls responded positively to their parents/caregivers’ participation in BodyWorks. • Once enrolled in the 10 session program, 70 % of parents stayed for the full program. We are continuing to increase the number of parents taught. • BodyWorks led to an initial, effective train-the-trainer process; it was more effective in recruiting other trainers than in recruiting parents/caregivers.
  25. 25. National BodyWorks Evaluation Disseminating the Results • Final Report complete • Executive Summary distributed – BodyWorks Trainers – Partners – Steering Committee – Federal partners • Results disseminated at conferences & exhibits
  26. 26. Questions? Bodyworks@hagersharp.com

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