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Crissy r hill mph student walden university pubh 6165 4 dr stephen arnold spring 2010

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

Crissy R. Hill, MPH student Walden Universitypubh 6165-4Dr. Stephen ArnoldSpring 2010


Agenda

Agenda

  • 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

  • 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????

  • 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?

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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”

  • 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

  • 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

  • Questions

  • Comments

  • Suggestions


Suggested sites

Suggested Sites

  • 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

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

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

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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