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LaTonya Wilkerson PUBH 6165-6 Dr. Donald Goodwin Walden University. Promoting Civic Engagement for Healthy Eating. Service-Learning. National and Community Service Act of 1990. Meaningful service to an external organization or to the community.

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Latonya wilkerson pubh 6165 6 dr donald goodwin walden university

LaTonya Wilkerson

PUBH 6165-6

Dr. Donald Goodwin

Walden University

Promoting Civic Engagement for Healthy Eating


Service learning

Service-Learning

  • National and Community Service Act of 1990.

  • Meaningful service to an external organization or to the community.

  • Combines service objectives with learning objectives, including structured opportunities that link the task to self-reflection, self-discovery, and the acquisition and comprehension of values, skills, and knowledge content.


Introduction

Introduction

  • Objective s

    • To engage community members in activities and discussions about offering healthy options on the menus of local community restaurants.

    • To provide participants with the information, materials and format needed to complete the task.


Making the case

Making the Case


Important statistics

Important Statistics

  • 58 million Americans are overweight

  • 40 million are obese

  • 3 million are morbidly obese

  • 8 out of 10 adults over age 25 are overweight

  • 78% do not meet basic activity levels

  • 25% are completely sedentary

    www.annecollins.com/obesity/statistics-obesity.htm


Health conditions related to obesity

Health Conditions Related to Obesity

  • 80% of Type II diabetes cases

  • 70% of cardiovascular disease cases

  • 42% of breast & colon cancer diagnoses are among obese patients

  • 30% of gall bladder surgeries

  • 26% of obese individuals have high blood pressure

    www.annecollins.com/obesity/statistics-obesity.htm


Healthcare costs obesity

Healthcare Costs & Obesity

  • Moderate obesity ($670 increase – 21%)

  • Severe obesity ($2,441 increase – 75%)

  • Similar increases were observed across inpatient, outpatient, and pharmacy services.

    Huse, D.M. (2007, April)


Obesity the economy

Obesity & the Economy

  • Current economic crisis

    • Psychological stress causing overeating

    • Budget cuts causing decreases in physical activity & healthy food options

      Ludwig, D.S. & Pollack, H.A. (2009, February)


Targeted audience

Targeted Audience

  • City Town Hall meeting attendees

  • Local high schools

  • Restaurant vendors & suppliers

  • Restaurant managers and owners


The curriculum

The Curriculum

  • Educational presentation

  • Fact sheet distribution & informal exchange

  • Small group discussions

  • Group recommendation compilation

  • Recommendation delivery


Service implementation plan

Service Implementation Plan


Resources materials

Resources & Materials


Anticipated outcomes

Anticipated Outcomes

  • Increased number of local restaurants or food establishments with healthy options identified on their menus

  • New partnerships between local service organizations and restaurants

  • Increased community participation for service-learning project participants


References

References

Children’s Hospital Boston. (2009, February). Downsizing Obesity in lean economy: Crisis and opportunity. Retrieved on April 15, 2009, from: http://www.childrenshospital.org/newsroom/site1339/mainpageS1339p1sublevel501.html.

Huse, D.M. (2007, April). Obesity in the workforce: Health effects and healthcare costs. Retrieved on April 15, 2009, from: http://home.thomsonhealthcare.com/uploadedFiles/Cost_of_Obesity_in_the%20Workplace.pdf

Ludwig, D.S. & Pollack, H.A. (2009, February 4). Obesity & the economy: From crisis to Opportunity. Journal of the American Medical Association. 301(5):533-535.

Service Learning. (n.d.). Retrieved on April 16, 2009, from: http://www.servicelearning.org/index.php


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