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1 ARKANSAS CHILD WELLNESS INTERVENTION PROJECT (CWIP) Addressing the childhood obesity crisis in the state

2 F as in Fat:: HOW OBESITY POLICIES ARE FAILING IN AMERICA – 2009

3 Ranking States Percentage of Overweight and Obese 10- to 17-year-olds (95% CIs) 1) Mississippi 44.4% 2) Arkansas 37.5% 3) Georgia 37.3% 4) Kentucky 37.1% 5) Tennessee 36.5% 6) Alabama 36.1% 7) Louisiana 35.9% 8) West Virginia 35.5% 9) District of Columbia 35.4% 10) Illinois 34.9% States with Highest Rates of Overweight and Obese 10- to 17-year-olds F as in Fat:: HOW OBESITY POLICIES ARE FAILING IN AMERICA – 2009

4 Rank State Percentage of Adult Obesity (Based on Combined Data, Including Confidence Intervals) 1) Mississippi 32.5% 2) Alabama 31.2% 3) West Virginia 31.1% 4) Tennessee 30.2% 5) South Carolina 29.7% 6) Oklahoma 29.5% 7) Kentucky 29.0% 8) Louisiana 28.9% 9) Michigan 28.8% 10) (tie) Arkansas 28.6% 10) (tie) Ohio 28.6% F as in Fat:: HOW OBESITY POLICIES ARE FAILING IN AMERICA – 2009

5 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recommendations States should: Develop state-specific obesity plans Review programs and policies across state agencies to evaluate their impact on nutrition, physical activity, and obesity Dedicate revenue to implementing obesity prevention and control programs

6 PARTNERS

7 PURPOSE The Child Wellness Intervention Project (CWIP) promotes health and wellness in Arkansas public schools. This program has two goals. Goal 1: to support and promote health education and quality physical education Goal 2: to implement this project in each of the educational cooperatives

8 Increase the physical education time to a minimum of 120 minutes per week Implement SPARK physical education curriculum and conduct fitness assessment using Fitnessgram by trained, licensed physical education teachers in the following grade categories: K-2, 3-6, or middle school HealthTeacher.com implemented into elementary grades a minimum of 2 lessons a week or Middle school implementation of HealthTeacher.com in health classes with emphasis on tobacco education taught at the appropriate grade level SCHOOLS MUST COMMIT TO THE FOLLOWING FOR GRANT FUNDING

9 Physical education teachers attending training must commit to implementing the program for a minimum of one year at the designated school Community training consisting of superintendent, principal, physical education teacher, and three community members Complete all components of the CWIP project evaluation SCHOOLS MUST COMMIT TO THE FOLLOWING FOR GRANT FUNDING

10 AWARDED SCHOOLS RECEIVE SPARKS curriculum and required equipment Locking storage cabinet for all equipment Fitnessgram software for grades 3-6 and middle schools HealthTeacher.com curriculum Teacher trainings on SPARKS, Fitnessgram, and HealthTeacher.com PE4Life training for school and community Travel expenses to attend the required trainings $ stipend for up to 2 teachers per school that attended the trainings

11 CWIP Application For the school year, the Arkansas Child Wellness Intervention Project applications will be available this fall (2010) on the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission’s website.

12 CONTACT INFORMATION Christian Yarberry, Grants Coordinator Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission 101 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 460 Little Rock, Arkansas


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