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GET

Healthy

Kids

Club

Obesity Prevention Program

Division of Community Nutrition Services

Duval County Health Department


GET Healthy Kids Club

  • Nutrition education and physical activity

  • 8 to 12 year olds

  • Parental/guardian involvement

  • Advocates for good health


Club Meetings

  • Club meetings held weekly or bi-weekly

  • 30 minutes of nutrition education/activity

  • 30 minutes of physical activity


Agreements

  • Parental Consent for BMI measurements

  • A signed agreement to ensure parent/guardian support of the program.


Goal &Objectives

Goal:

To increase the prevalence of healthy lifestyles for children and families.

Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of the importance of healthy lifestyles.

  • Increase healthy behaviors through healthy eating and daily physical activity.


NutritionLessons

  • Designed for kids!

  • Interactive discussion and activities.

  • Each session activities are performed to increase knowledge of subject matter.

  • Quarterly Food & Physical Activity Diary to evaluate behavior change.


Session 1 Welcome to the Club

Session 2 Food Guide Pyramid & Physical Activity

Session 3 Fun with Food Labels

Session 4 Great Grains

Session 5 Valuable Vegetables

Session 6 Fabulous Fruits

Session 7 Delicious Dairy

Session 8 Powerful Proteins

Session 9 Fats, Oils, & Sweets - NOT a Food Group

Session 10 Healthy Snacking & Healthy Dining Out

Session 11 Learning Healthy Lifestyle Advocacy

Session 12 Advocacy Action

Lesson Topics


Advocacy

  • Essay Contest

  • Poster Contest

  • Letters to:

    • Teachers

    • Local Legislators

    • School Board


Evaluation Methods

  • Body Mass Index.

  • Overall Pre-test & Post-test.

  • Each lesson included a Pre and Post-test.

  • Food Frequency Questionnaires and Food and Physical Activity Diaries.


GHKC/ 3-A-Day Dairy

  • Conducted in one community site and three after school programs.

  • 174 children were enrolled.

  • Average of 88 children participated each week.


GHKC/ 3-A-Day Dairy

Results/Outcomes

  • Two winners from the essay contest that was advertised in five area schools.

  • 7% increase in knowledge.

  • InitialFinal

    14% overweight 16% overweight

  • Promotional PSA’s were recorded for two local radio stations.


GHKC at Alimacani Elementary

  • Conducted in a local elementary school

  • The GHKC was taught in conjunction with the physical education classes.

  • 326 children were enrolled in the GHKC.


GHKC at Alimacani Elementary

  • Two classes won the poster contest.

  • 22% increase in knowledge from weekly sessions.

  • 16% overall improvement in knowledge from the initial Pre-test to the final Post-test.

  • InitialFinal

    13% overweight10% overweight


Lessons Learned

  • Use a consistent group of participants.

  • Introduce food items in a colorful and appetizing manner.

  • Be Flexible


GET

Healthy

Kids

Club

Thank You!

Obesity Prevention Program

Division of Community Nutrition Services

Duval County Health Department


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