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1 Dont Weight To Lose Kids Program Design

2 Childhood Obesity Background The CDC findings: -80% of overweight children y/o become obese adults by age 25 -Obesity in 6–11 y/o has climbed from 6.5% to 17.0% in past two decades; adolescent rate has tripled

3 Adolescent Obesity Background 65 % do not meet recommended level of physical activity 46% do not attend physical education classes 35% watched television 3 or more hrs/day *2007 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey

4 Health Risks Associated with Childhood & Adolescent Obesity Type 2 diabetes mellitus Metabolic syndrome Polycystic ovarian syndrome Hypertension Neruological Advanced Maturation Cardiovascular Disease Dyslipidemia Pulmonary Gastrointestinal Orthopedic Psychosocial Renal

5 Motivation for Change Academic Performance –School performance & test scores decrease in overweight children.* –Inadequate consumption of nutrients affects cognitive function and has been linked to shortened attention span, irritability and fatigue. –Daily physical activity can lead to increased test scores, particularly in math; enhances thinking ability and reduces disruptive behavior** –Good News: Better food + More activity = Better grades! *Krukowski et al., Int J Pediatr Obese, 2009 ** Shephard, RJ, Pediatric Exercise Science, 2001 Economic Incentive –Increased financial burden among obese population due to increased drug costs and outpatient visits. –Good News: loose weight & cut costs! *Transande L et al., Obesity, 2009

6 Environmental/Lifestyle Changes Less healthy diets –High fat foods Take out & fast food High fat snacks –Liquid Calories Non-citrus juice increased by 300% in young children More unhealthy foods –Super-Sized Less physical activity –Less PE in schools –Less participation in afterschool sports 20% of US 8-16 yr, have 2 or fewer bouts of rigorous activity/wk More physical inactivity –More television time 25% of US kids watch >4 hrs/day –More computer time

7 Strategies for Obesity Prevention Behavioral Family-Based Programs –Epstein, et al: 10 year follow up data available –Positive effects for Children & Young Adolescents –Diet + Exercise more effective than exercise alone Parents as Exclusive Agents of Change –Golan et al: Parents as agents of change in childhood obesity Non-Dieting Approach –Improve self-esteem and attitude toward eating/food

8 Behavioral Strategies Exercise: a family affair –Family walks, interactive games, activities Decrease Inactivity –turn off TV, video games, computer games (<2hrs/day) Self monitoring –Food records/activity log Modification of eating habits –Not in front of TV, food exploration Reinforcement and rewards Enhance self-esteem Dealing with family/parenting communication

9 Overview of the Program Program is designed to be run for 6 weeks Will take place each Saturday 10:30a-Noon Targeted sessions for parents and children –Parents: nutrition and exercise education for yourselves and your family. –Children: nutritional and physical education. –(your input is needed)

10 Overall Goal of the Program Encourage children to think holistically about how lifestyle behaviors are directly related to health and wellness. Offer a long-term community/family based approach to learning about the importance of increased physical activity and proper nutrition in combating childhood obesity. +

11 DWTL Design Overview DWTL is community-based 6-week program designed to combat obesity in the New Orleans area through: Nutritional Education Physical Education Increasing Physical Activity

12 DWTL Design Nutritional Education- comprehensive education and counseling for whole families in meal planning, healthy nutrition, and overall wellness. *School Health Policies and Programs Study CDC 2006

13 DWTL Design Health/Physical Education- education focused on understanding how healthy behaviors are interrelated and how to integrate physical activity into their lives. *SHPPS CDC 2006

14 DWTL Design Increasing weekly physical activity- limiting TV and other sedentary behaviors, providing a setting for exercise and physical activity, and giving practical take home assignments.

15 Informational presentation to Church : –Presentation to take place after Church service 2-3 weeks before kickoff date. –Promote purpose and the goals of the program –Family recruitment –Distribute Parish family needs assessment –Explain how healthy activity increases test scores, less hospital bills.

16 Week 1 Upon arrival, after parents and children separate: –Parents will begin orientation and baseline measurements including body compositions. –Children will begin orientation and then baseline assessments will be made. Resource handouts will be provided for the participants.

17 Week 1 Children 1 st Half (45min.) : Program orientation The design of the program explaining exactly what will be done and what is expected of the participants will be presented. Surveys Retrieving information from the participants in order to better understand the effect of the program. Have kids track amount of time spent on screen, and then GIVE them a replacement for that. (tv viewing, hours spent outside, educational assessment, reported physical activity) Waist-to-Hip measurements and initial body comp readings Private screenings with the aid of professional medical personnel. Dr. Dise - training for medical measurements of the participants

18 Week 1 Children 2nd Half (45min.): Fun Physical Activity of the Week –(your input is needed!)

19 Weeks 2-6 (Kids) 1 st Half: Nutrition (45min) Education & Group Activity Week 2: Nutrients & My Pyramid –Pyramid construction *Week 3: Whole vs. Processed –Food Organization Week 4: Dietary Guidelines –Creating balanced meals Week 5: Healthy Choices –Food label dissection *Week 6: Advertising & Eating Healthy –Magazine cut-out 2 nd Half: Exercise (45min) Group Physical Activity Week 2: Energy In vs Energy Out –Food consumed compared to exercise needed Week 3: Get Off Your Tail! –Eliminating Screen Time Week 4: Types of Exercise –Cardio vs Resistance Week 5: Benefits of Exercise –Creating a balanced playtime schedule Week 6: You Can Do It! –Pending Famous Guest Speaker *Body Comps will be measured during 1 st Half

20 Example of Prizes for Interactive Learning Prizes will be age appropriate –Toys –Games –Sports equipment –Music

21 Adult Classes DWTL adult classes will be run in accordance with previous sessions stressing family efforts. Each class will be uniquely focused to address all topics with relation to the family unit and active health planning for all members Body composition assessment weeks will take place on the 1 st, 3 rd, and 6 th session.

22 Intended Lecturers Dr. Harlan – week 2 Dr. Hebert – week 4 Dr. Dise – week 6

23 Final Note At the end of the program, we will have a Family Field Day. Family Field Day will be a day of fun filled family activities such as Father-Son 3-Legged Race, Tug-of-War, and the Sack Race. Prizes will be provided for All Participants. (input needed. Promote dwtl)

24 Appendix A Aerobic Activities jump rope, jumping jacks, squat- thrusts, running in place, stretching, running, hopping, skipping, walking, jumping rope, swimming, dancing are all examples of aerobic activities) basketball, kickball, dodgeball capture the flag, and soccer(or other team sports) walk-a-thon (for prizes.)

25 Appendix B Muscle/Bone Training: push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, and stretching (or other pre-existing muscle training activities.) (Muscle-strengthening activities can be unstructured and part of play, such as playing on playground equipment, climbing trees, and playing tug-of-war. Bone strengthening activities are acts that produce a force on the bones that promotes bone growth and strength. This force is commonly produced by impact with the ground.) Students will also be encouraged to walk to school if possible and safe. (this was mentioned Healthy People 2010)

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