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Let’s Move: Paraprofessionals and Their Role in the First Lady’s Initiative National Resource Center for  Paraprofessional...
Our Mission <ul><li>Improve the health and safety of the school community by developing and disseminating information and ...
How HIN Achieves its Mission <ul><li>Training at conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing for change </li></ul><ul><li>Cre...
What We Will Cover <ul><li>Overview of the obesity problem </li></ul><ul><li>Lets Move! overview </li></ul><ul><li>Action ...
We will have fun!
That’s Me!
Why is this issue important?  <ul><li>Obesity among adults and children is at epidemic proportions  </li></ul><ul><li>Stea...
US Obesity Rates 1995-2009 Source :  CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Childhood Obesity: Trends <ul><li>More than one-third of American children under age 19 are overweight or obese </li></ul>...
Overweight and Obesity (Age 10-17)  2003 Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Survey of Children...
Overweight and Obesity (age 10-17) 2005 Source: The National Survey of Children's Health. Childhood Obesity Action Network...
Overweight and Obesity (age 10-17) 2007 Source: Childhood Obesity Action Network. State Obesity Profiles, 2009.  http://ww...
Obesity and Overweight: Causes
Let’s Move http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =2oBeuSCfGeg&feature=channel
Federal response: Let’s Move! <ul><li>The  Let’s Move!  campaign, started by First Lady Michelle Obama, has a national goa...
<ul><li>Let’s Move!  </li></ul><ul><li>5 Steps to Success: Schools </li></ul>
Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Create a School Health Advisory Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory group ...
Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Create a SHAC: Activity Ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use CDC School Health Ind...
Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Create a SHAC:  Activity Ideas:  Promote Safe Routes to School </li></ul><ul>...
Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Join the Healthier US Schools Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition for...
Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Make Your School A Healthy Worksite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Role modeling for s...
Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Make Your School A Healthy Worksite:  School Employee Wellness Programs </li>...
Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Incorporate Nutrition and Physical Education into the Curriculum </li></ul><u...
Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Plant a School Garden </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner with local business, pare...
Southeast San Diego, CA
Detroit, MI
What can YOU do?  <ul><li>What we eat and how much we are active impacts how we feel </li></ul><ul><li>Be more physically ...
MAKING HEALTHIER CHOICES  QUIZ
Which is the better option? Eggs and bacon    or   French Toast Sticks
Which is the better option? Arby’s Roast Beef Melt   or Arby’s Turkey and Swiss
Which is the better option? Pizza Hut Thin & Crispy    OR   Pizza Hut’s Thin and Crispy  Cheese Pizza      Ham & Pineapple...
Additional Resources  <ul><li>Let’s Move </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.letsmove.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Action for ...
Additional Resources  <ul><li>Instant Recess / Lift Off! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.toniyancey.com/IR_CDDVD.html   ...
Additional Resources <ul><li>National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// w...
Questions? <ul><li>Lisa Sharma </li></ul><ul><li>202-822-7328 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]   </li></ul><ul><li>NEA He...
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Let’s Move: Paraprofessionals aheir Role in the First Lady’s Initiative

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Presentation at the 2011 National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals Conference by Nora Howley.

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Let’s Move: Paraprofessionals aheir Role in the First Lady’s Initiative

  1. 1. Let’s Move: Paraprofessionals and Their Role in the First Lady’s Initiative National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals Conference May 2011 Lisa Sharma NEA Health Information Network
  2. 2. Our Mission <ul><li>Improve the health and safety of the school community by developing and disseminating information and programs that educate and empower school professionals and positively impact the lives of students. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How HIN Achieves its Mission <ul><li>Training at conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing for change </li></ul><ul><li>Creating publications that answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Providing online courses </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to members </li></ul>
  4. 4. What We Will Cover <ul><li>Overview of the obesity problem </li></ul><ul><li>Lets Move! overview </li></ul><ul><li>Action Steps to Success: Schools </li></ul><ul><li>What can YOU do? </li></ul>
  5. 5. We will have fun!
  6. 6. That’s Me!
  7. 7. Why is this issue important? <ul><li>Obesity among adults and children is at epidemic proportions </li></ul><ul><li>Steady increase in rates of overweight and obesity over the last three decades </li></ul><ul><li>Overweight and obese children are likely to become obese adults </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity is one of the leading causes for mortality and linked to other serious illnesses </li></ul>
  8. 8. US Obesity Rates 1995-2009 Source : CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
  9. 9. Childhood Obesity: Trends <ul><li>More than one-third of American children under age 19 are overweight or obese </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highest rates are black teenage girls and Hispanic youth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Obese children have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, psychosocial problems, and other ailments </li></ul><ul><li>Obese children more likely to become obese adults </li></ul><ul><li>Overweight and obese children do not do as well academically </li></ul>
  10. 10. Overweight and Obesity (Age 10-17) 2003 Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Survey of Children's Health 2003. Retrieved 12/01/2009 from http:// mchb.hrsa.gov/overweight/state.htm . 
  11. 11. Overweight and Obesity (age 10-17) 2005 Source: The National Survey of Children's Health. Childhood Obesity Action Network. State Obesity Profiles, 2008. http://www.nschdata.org:80/Content/ObesityReportCards.aspx .
  12. 12. Overweight and Obesity (age 10-17) 2007 Source: Childhood Obesity Action Network. State Obesity Profiles, 2009. http://wwww.nschdata.org/content/07obesityreportcards.aspx .
  13. 13. Obesity and Overweight: Causes
  14. 14. Let’s Move http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =2oBeuSCfGeg&feature=channel
  15. 15. Federal response: Let’s Move! <ul><li>The Let’s Move! campaign, started by First Lady Michelle Obama, has a national goal of ending childhood obesity within a generation. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s Move! has four pillars: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowering parents and caregivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing healthy food in schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving access to healthy, affordable foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing physical activity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information visit www.letsmove.gov </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Let’s Move! </li></ul><ul><li>5 Steps to Success: Schools </li></ul>
  17. 17. Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Create a School Health Advisory Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory group that assesses the school health environment and programs and policies in place and identify ways to strengthen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formed at the district or school level, usually 10-20 members of school staff, community members, family members and students </li></ul></ul>Alliance for a Healthier Generation School Wellness Council Toolkit: http://www.healthiergeneration.org/uploadedFiles/For_Schools/Helpful_Tools/08Toolkit_SWC.pdf
  18. 18. Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Create a SHAC: Activity Ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use CDC School Health Index to assess your school’s environment and take action steps: http:// www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/SHI / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create healthy food policies for vending, fundraising and birthdays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct a “walkability assessment” to promote Safe Routes to School </li></ul></ul>Alliance for a Healthier Generation School Wellness Council Toolkit: http://www.healthiergeneration.org/uploadedFiles/For_Schools/Helpful_Tools/08Toolkit_SWC.pdf
  19. 19. Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Create a SHAC: Activity Ideas: Promote Safe Routes to School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decline in walking/biking to school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1969: 42% of all students, 87% who live < 1 mile of school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2001: 16% of all students, 63% who live < 1 mile of school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe Routes to School (SRTS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increase physical activity, improve unsafe walking/biking conditions, may improve air quality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Four “E’s” : Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Join the Healthier US Schools Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition for schools that create healthier school environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishes rigorous standards for schools’: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>food quality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>meal program participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>physical activity & physical education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>nutrition education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To join: http:// www.fns.usda.gov/tn/healthierus/index.html </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Make Your School A Healthy Worksite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Role modeling for students: be more active and try to eat healthier foods and beverages, especially at school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify nutrition and physical activity interests and needs of school employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a school employee wellness program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lead by example! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Make Your School A Healthy Worksite: School Employee Wellness Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased absenteeism </li></ul><ul><li>Lower health care costs </li></ul><ul><li>Lower insurance costs </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer work-related injuries </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer worker compensation claims </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer disability claims </li></ul><ul><li>Increased productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Increased employee morale </li></ul><ul><li>Increased employee retention </li></ul><ul><li>Attractiveness to new employees </li></ul><ul><li>Positive community image </li></ul><ul><li>Increased healthy behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy role models </li></ul>http:// www.schoolempwell.org
  23. 23. Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Incorporate Nutrition and Physical Education into the Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporate physical activity and healthy eating concepts into the school day and curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity ideas: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food group alphabet cards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bingo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom-based movement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geography Lesson </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>African dance video </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/publications/teachingTools/upload/PA-During-School-Day.pdf <ul><ul><li>Quality Physical Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active recess </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walking or biking to school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Before/after school physical activity </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Let’s Move Steps to Success: Schools <ul><li>Plant a School Garden </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner with local business, parents, community groups (e.g. Cooperative Extension Service, Master Gardeners) for assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search online for “school garden grants” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hold a community build day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporate gardening into classroom lessons, food service taste tests, physical education activities </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Southeast San Diego, CA
  26. 26. Detroit, MI
  27. 27. What can YOU do? <ul><li>What we eat and how much we are active impacts how we feel </li></ul><ul><li>Be more physically active </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 min moderate physical activity, 5+ days/week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 min vigorous physical activity, 3+ days/week </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eat a healthy diet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eat a R A I N B O W of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. MAKING HEALTHIER CHOICES QUIZ
  29. 29. Which is the better option? Eggs and bacon or French Toast Sticks
  30. 30. Which is the better option? Arby’s Roast Beef Melt or Arby’s Turkey and Swiss
  31. 31. Which is the better option? Pizza Hut Thin & Crispy OR Pizza Hut’s Thin and Crispy Cheese Pizza Ham & Pineapple pizza
  32. 32. Additional Resources <ul><li>Let’s Move </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.letsmove.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Action for Healthy Kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.actionforhealthykids.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.studentstakingcharge.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alliance for a Healthier Generation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.healthiergeneration.org/ </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Additional Resources <ul><li>Instant Recess / Lift Off! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.toniyancey.com/IR_CDDVD.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safe Routes to School National Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.saferoutespartnership.org / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RWJF Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.reversechildhoodobesity.org / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fuel Up to Play 60 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.fueluptoplay60.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Additional Resources <ul><li>National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.aahperd.org/naspe / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NASPE Key Points of Quality PE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/publications/teachingTools/key-points-of-QPE.cfm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NASPE Resources for Integrating P-Act into the School Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/publications/teachingTools/upload/PA-During-School-Day.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Questions? <ul><li>Lisa Sharma </li></ul><ul><li>202-822-7328 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>NEA Health Information Network </li></ul><ul><li>1201 16 th St., NW Suite 216 </li></ul><ul><li>Washington, DC 20036 </li></ul><ul><li>www.neahin.org </li></ul>

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