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IS MY CHILD AT RISK?. What All Parents Should Know About Childhood Obesity. The Problem. “For the first time in more than 100 years, our children’s life expectancy is declining due to the increase in overweight .” ~New England Journal of Medicine.

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Is my child at risk

IS MY CHILD AT RISK?

What All Parents Should Know About Childhood Obesity


The problem

The Problem

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“For the first time in more than 100 years, our children’s life expectancy is declining due to the increase in overweight.”

~New England Journal of Medicine


Obesity rates have grown to alarming heights in the last 15 years

Obesity Rates have grown to alarming heights in the last 15 years

We are in a CRISIS

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  • In North Carolina almost half of our children and adolescents are overweight or obese.

  • North Carolina has the fifth highest rate of overweight and obese youth.

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Physical Inactivity Leads to Heart Disease as Adults

  • Overweight children have a 70% chance of being overweight as adults—leading to diabetes, stroke and other serious diseases

  • Overweight and inactive children are 600 times more likely to develop heart disease as adults

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We need your help

Obesity affects every organ system in a child’s body.

It can do so in a much more profound way than in adults because children are still growing and developing.

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We Need Your Help!

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Tipping the Scales:

Obesity and unhealthy lifestyles have become a weighty problem for the North Carolina economy.

www.beactivenc.org

What's the Big Deal...

Unhealthy eating and physical inactivity cost the State an estimated $57 billion annually in avoidable medical expenses, workers compensation claims and lost productivity. That amount is predicted to sky rocket to $75 billion by 2011 unless preventative measures are taken.

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3%

If just 3% of overweight or obese North Carolinians achieved a normal weight through healthy eating and regular movement, we would save over $3billion. That’s more than enough to fund the public university system for an entire year and enough to fund 68,000 new jobs.

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The solutions

The Solutions

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“If the current trend continues, obesity is expected to replace tobacco as the leading PREVENTABLE cause of death.” Journal of the American Medical Association, 2005


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The North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

By partnering with public schools, NCAAHPERD will work with current physical education teachers and programs to create change that addresses obesity prevention in these critical times.

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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

KBR provided significant grant monies to fund NCAAHPERD’s IsPOD program.


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What NCAAHPERD believes…

  • Physical activity and physical education are very different.

  • Physical education is the first line of defense in the prevention of childhood obesity.

    What we are working towards…

  • 150 requiredminutes of quality healthful living per week for elementary students

  • 225 required minutes of quality healthful living per week for secondary students

    How can we achieve that goal?

  • IsPOD: In-school Prevention of Obesity and Disease

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Currituck county schools

Currituck County Schools


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Education encourages changes in attitudes and behaviors.

Daily, quality physical education and health provide the foundation for knowledge and the skills to become more physically fit, healthier and happier adults.

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The in school prevention of obesity and disease ispod

The In-school Prevention of Obesity and Disease: IsPOD

Introducing ISSY

  • Trains all physical educators grades K-8 in the SPARK curriculum

  • Puts “fun” while learning back into physical education

  • Uses FITNESSGRAM for assessment and reporting

  • Improves physical activity and eating habits

  • Reduces the number of overweight and obese children in grades K-8

  • Helps develop lifetime fitness skills

  • Will affect public policy towards obesity

    prevention in our schools

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  • Research-based

  • 21st century physical education

  • Healthy lifestyles

  • Motor skills

  • Movement knowledge

  • Social and personal skills

  • And FUN!!!

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Fitnessgram

fitnessgram

  • Measurements include: muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and BMI

  • Generates student and parent reports

  • Data will be collected by NCAAHPERD

  • No personal student data will be shared with anyone

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Currituck county schools ispod sparks implementation

Currituck County SchoolsIsPod/SPARKS Implementation

  • K-5 PE Teachers participated in two days of regional training

  • Teachers received the SPARKS curriculum manual and have begun implementing in their classes

  • 6-8 Teachers will receive training in January, 2010

  • Elementary and Middle Schools will soon have access to FITNESSGRAM software to enter fitness test results that will enable them to submit data to DPI and acknowledge students making improvements in fitness over time


Benefits of ispod

BENEFITS OF ISPOD

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MES– Karen Szczepanski and Brook Lane

SES—JoAnne Lewis

KIES—Jim Wright

What Currituck County Teachers are saying about SPARKS training and implementation…


Behavior

Behavior

  • Physical education teaches skills used to learn lifetime activities

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  • Studies have shown:

    Increased levels of physical activity result in greater academic success in areas such as math, science, reading and social studies

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  • Healthy children mean fewer sick days from school and therefore, less parent leave time from work

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What you can do at home

What You Can Do At Home

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Help change ATTITUDES


Get involved in physical activity every day with your children it s good for them and you

Get involved in physical activity every day with your children; it’s good for them and you!

  • Take a walk

  • Play catch

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Prepare more meals at home

Prepare More Meals at Home

Did you know that more children drink sugar sweetened beverages such as soda, sweet tea, and kool-aid than eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day?

Suggestions??

  • Cook meals in advance and freeze them

  • Develop a menu

  • Stick to recommended portion sizes

  • Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day

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Limit screen time

Limit screen time

  • Turn off the video games

  • Plan ahead to limit the amount of TV watched during the week

  • Sleep is important in maintaining good health

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Zzzz…

GET PLENTY OF SLEEP AT NIGHT


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What can you do?

  • Get involved with your child’s “activity” lifestyle

  • Be an active role-model

  • Help your school with physical education assessments (i.e. FITNESSGRAM and online surveys)

  • On PTA nights, visit your child’s physical education teacher and ask these questions:

    How often does my child have physical education

    class and who makes those decisions?

    Do you use SPARK and FITNESSGRAM?

    Is my child taking the online IsPOD surveys?

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Eat smart move more nc

Eat Smart, Move More NC

How do you get it?

The Eat Smart, Move More Web site has tips, tools, recipes and other information that will help you eat smart and move more wherever you live, learn, earn, play and pray.

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to Eat Smart, Move More and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Visit www.MyEatSmartMoveMore.com


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Adults are responsible for childhood obesity …

“Statistics aside, let us apply some common sense. Childhood obesity is a problem that can definitely be solved because obesity is preventable, obesity is reversible, and adults are responsible for childhood obesity.

This is a critical national priority. Every responsible adult must act to make sure our children and youth are exposed to quality physical activity, quality physical education, and quality health education on a regular basis.”

“Our collective future depends upon it.”

Town of Snow Hill, NC – The walk to de-Feet Childhood Obesity

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