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Changing Children’s Lives by Implementing Healthier Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

Crissy R. Hill, MPH student Walden University pubh 6165-4 Dr. Stephen Arnold Spring 2010


Agenda
Agenda Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Identify Stakeholders

  • Importance of Good Nutrition

  • Georgia’s Stats

  • School meals (current)

  • Present/Future Consequences of Bad Nutrition

  • Benefits

  • Effective Programs

  • Possible Barriers

  • Access to Additional Information


Stakeholders
Stakeholders Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Primary

    • Parents

    • Staff/Teachers

    • School Board/Superintendent

    • Businesses/Partners in the

      Community

  • Secondary

    • Children

    • Surrounding Community


Why is good nutrition important
Why is Good Nutrition Important???? Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Food is essential for life

  • Nourishment

  • Provides energy

  • Important for growth

  • Important for development

    Medline Plus. (2010). Child Nutrition. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childnutrition.html


Why is good nutrition important contd
Why is Good Nutrition Important contd? Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

Eat This (Healthy Breakfast)

Not this (Unhealthy Breakfast)

Whole grains

Low-fat proteins

Low-fat dairy

Fruits and Vegetables

Jegtvig. S. (2008). Eating Healthy Foods Aids Learning.. from http://nutrition.about.com/od/nutritionforchildren/a/dietandlearning.htm?p=1

Sugary cereals

White-flour pancakes w/

Syrup

Other Low Glycemic Index

foods


Georgia s statistics
Georgia’s Statistics Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Ranked 37th in the United States

  • 31.7% of Georgia’s children ages 10-17 are obese or overweight

  • 46.9% of public health insurance recipients are overweight or obese

  • 30.9% low income children are obese or overweight

    NCHSDATA. (2010). How much do you know about the childhood

    obesity epidemic in Georgia? http://nschdata.org/Viewdocument.

    aspx?item=209


Current state of school meals
Current State of School Meals Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Must meet nutritional requirements for reimbursement

  • Access to Competitive foods and beverages

  • Abundance of processed foods that meet requirements

  • Redundant and little to no variety

  • Food not good overall

    CDC. (2010). Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools. http://www.cdc.gov/

    healthyyouth/nutrition/pdf/nutrition_factsheet_parents.pdf


Present future consequences of bad nutrition
Present/Future Consequences of Bad Nutrition Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Increased rate of Childhood Obesity

  • Potential Health Risks

    • Heart Disease

    • Type 2 Diabetes

      CDC. (2010). Obesity. Halting the Epidemic by Making Health Easier. http://www.

      cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/obesity.htm


Present future consequences of bad nutrition1
Present/Future Consequences of Bad Nutrition Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Psychosocial Risks

  • Educational Performance

  • Health Care and Long-term Costs

    CDC. (2010). Consequences. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/consequences.html

    Rohman, B. (2006). Nutrition, Learning and Behavior. http://www.thelearningconnections.net/pdfs/Nutrition,%20Learning%20and&20the%20Brain%20-%20March%202006.pdf


Benefits of a healthier nutrition program
Benefits of A Healthier Nutrition Program Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Helps with Learning

  • Increased Energy

  • Reduces potential disease risks

  • Improved Behavior in class

  • Reduces obesity rates

  • Reduces health care costs

    Jegtvig. S. (2008). Eating Healthy Foods Aids Learning. http://nutrition.about.com/od/nutrition

    forchildren/a/dietandlearning.htm?p=1


Implementation programs the huntington project
Implementation Programs- The Huntington Project Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

    • Implemented a healthier lunch program in Huntington, WV.

      • Achievements

        • Eliminated processed food in the primary/secondary schools

        • Improvement of behavior

        • Cost-effective budget

          Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. (2010). Platform for Change. http://www.jamieoliver.com/jfr-beta/pdf/

          Jamie_Oliver_Platform-for-change.pdf


Programs let s move
Programs- “Let’s Move” Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign

  • Eliminate Childhood Obesity

    • Healthier Choices

    • Healthier Schools

    • Physical Activity

    • Access to Affordable Healthy

      Foods

      Let’s Move. (2010). Healthier Schools. http://www.letsmove.gov/schools/index.html


Potential barriers
Potential Barriers Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Funding

    Parents

    Schools

    Ros, A. (2010). The Results of a Building a Healthier Chicago Forum: Improving Access to Healthy Food

    in Schools. http://www.healthierchicago.org/vertical/Sites%7B74F91AA8-F79E-483F-B678-

    0173A1115DE6%7D/uploads/%7B08FCAC9D-E510-4942-8523-6DBBE66A489D%7D.pdf


Conclusion
Conclusion Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • Questions

  • Comments

  • Suggestions


Suggested sites
Suggested Sites Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

  • CDC. (2010). Healthy Youth! http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/nutrition/index.htm

  • USDA. (2010). My Pyramid. http://www.mypyramid.gov/

  • Nutrition.Gov. (2010). Nutrition Information. http://www.nutrition.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=11&tax_level=1


References
References Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

CDC. (2010). Consequences. Retrieved April 24, 2010, from http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/consequences.html

CDC. (2010). Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools. Retrieved April

25, 2010, from

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/nutrition/pdf/nutrition_factsheet_parents.pdf

CDC. (2010). Obesity. Halting the Epidemic by Making Health Easier.

Retrieved April 26, 2010, from

http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/obesity.htm


References1
References Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. (2010). Platform for Change. Retrieved April 22, 2010, from http://www.jamieoliver.com/jfr-beta/pdf/Jamie-Oliver_Platform-for-change.pdf

Jegtvig, S. (2008). Eating Healthy Foods Aids Learning. Retrieved April 23, 2010,

from http://nutrition.about.com/od/nutritionforchildren/a/dietandlearning.htm?p=1

Let’s Move. (2010). Healthier Schools. Retrieved April 24, 2010, from

http://www.letsmove.gov/schools/index.html

Medline Plus. (2010). Child Nutrition. Retrieved April 26, 2010, from

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childnutrition.html


References2
References Nutrition programs in Georgia’s Primary and Secondary Schools

NCHSDATA. (2010). How much do you know about the childhood obesity epidemic in Georgia? Retrieved April 24, 2010, from http://nschdata.org/Viewdocument.aspx?item=209

Rohman, B. (2006). Nutrition, Learning and Behavior. Retrieved April 24, 2010, from http://www.thelearningconnections.net/pdfs/Nutrition,%20Learning%20and%20the%20Brain%20-%20March%202006.pdf

Ros, A. (2010). The Results of a Building a Healthier Chicago Forum: Improving

Access to Healthy Food in Schools. Retrieved April 23, 2010, from http://www.healthierchicago.org/vertical/Sites/%7B74F91AA8-F79E-483F-B678-0173A1115DE6%7D/uploads/%7B08FCAC9D-E510-4942-8523-6DBBE66A489D%7D.PDF


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