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FCS Program Focus Area – Healthy Eating/Active Lifestyles . Dr. Virginie Zoumenou UMES/ Maryland Cooperative Extension 11/01/07. Situation. Obesity and Diabetes are reaching epidemic proportions in US . In 2006, diabetes prevalence was 8.0\% in Maryland above 10\% in 10 counties .

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fcs program focus area healthy eating active lifestyles

FCS Program Focus Area – Healthy Eating/Active Lifestyles

Dr. Virginie Zoumenou

UMES/ Maryland Cooperative Extension

11/01/07

situation
Situation
  • Obesity and Diabetes are reaching

epidemic proportions in US .

  • In 2006, diabetes prevalence was
    • 8.0% in Maryland
    • above 10% in 10 counties
situation5
Situation
  • High prevalence of diabetes among overweight Children aged 12 and 18(Maryland BRFSS 2006)
  • Overweight individuals: Children, adolescents, youth , adults, are at risk
  • Half of overweight individuals may already have pre-diabetes or are at high risk(American Diabetes Association, 2005)
priorities
PRIORITIES

1- Reduce childhood obesity

2- Prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by:

Early detection of people at risk (screening)

Educateindividuals at risk

3- Prevent or reduce complications among persons with diabetes:

Educate individualsdiagnosedwith diabetes.

  • Focus area: Diabetes Prevention through Education
goals
Goals
  • Increase participants’
      • knowledge
      • ability to manage diabetes.
  • Improve participants' health status
  • Enhance the capacity of:
          • Extension Educators

to impact diabetes education

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Assumptions

Funding may be available :

MCE

Dairy council

CDC

Pharmaceutical companies

Foundations

External Factors

Funds availability

collaboration with:

existing support groups

other extension educators

Healthcare educators

A collaborative program will be the ideal and beneficial for the clients

Access to the school systems

evaluation
Methods

Pre-post tests in NDEP curriculum (end of sessions)

Pre-post test using strength of commitment tool (scores)

Pre and post of clinical test (if collaboration with healthcare professionals)

Indicators

# or % of individuals (adult or youth) who demonstrate improvement in:

Knowledge

Healthy lifestyle (eating and exercise)

Strength of commitment

Clinical values

Evaluation
scholarship research
Scholarship/Research
  • Compare results by agegroup or raceor between two counties
  • Evaluation results may be used for future publications or abstracts
  • Present abstract at diverse annual conferences such as
    • CDC
    • American Diabetes Association
    • American Dietetics Association
    • SNE
    • National FCS conference.
  • However, an IRB will be mandatory if these results have to be published.
other suggestion childhood obesity
Other Suggestion: Childhood Obesity
  • Assess the environmental factors that may impact healthy and active lifestyle among children
  • Identify priorities in your community using ENACT tool.
  • ENACT: Environmental Nutrition and Activity Community Tool

(The Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments;

(www.preventioninstitute.org/sa/enact/members/index.php)

  • ENACT : strategies designed to help improve nutrition and activity environments on a local level.
  • These strategies have been organized into seven environments

selected for their importance in individual and community health.

  • Develop a program focusing on environmental factors.
thank you

Thank you

Questions?

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