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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA Principal Investigator: Mary Story. NHLBI-funded Multi-site Obesity Prevention Program.  University of Minnesota  University of Memphis  Baylor College of Medicine  Stanford University. MN Formative Assessment Overview. Community Youth Specialist Interviews

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University of minnesota principal investigator mary story

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTAPrincipal Investigator: Mary Story


University of minnesota principal investigator mary story

NHLBI-funded Multi-site

Obesity Prevention Program

 University of Minnesota

 University of Memphis

 Baylor College of Medicine

 Stanford University


Mn formative assessment overview

MN Formative Assessment Overview

  • Community Youth Specialist Interviews

  • Focus groups with 8-10 year old girls

  • Focus groups with parents/caregivers

  • Diet and Activity Card Sort Study

  • Environmental Assessment


After school program

After School Program

  • 2 times per week, after school in community centers and schools

  • Physical Activity Component

  • Healthy Eating Component

  • Family Involvement


Healthy eating targets

Healthy Eating Targets

 Sweetened beverage Consumption

 Fat Intake

 Portion size

 Fruit & Vegetable Intake


University of minnesota principal investigator mary story

Physical Activity Targets

 The spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity

 Time spent in sedentary activity (e.g., TV watching


Healthy eating component

Healthy Eating Component

Nutrition Sessions: Fun, participatory activities

Examples: Taste-testing foods, portion size estimation, goal-setting

Healthy Snacks at each session: Girls will help prepare simple, tasty, easy-to-make snacks


Physical activity component

Physical Activity Component

Activity-based Modules

Examples: jump rope, dance, cooperative games

Increase interest in sports /activity

Example: field trips to sporting and/or dance events

Reduce TV watching


Family involvement component

Family Involvement Component

Family Fun Night

Home Videos

Examples: “Aerobics with Soul,” & Dr. Davis’ “Bringing it Home” healthy eating videos.

“Snack Packs”

Parent Neighborhood Action Leaders


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