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  1. Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.womenshealth.gov/bodyworks

  2. Overview • Background • Community-Based Distribution • Partners and Collaborators • Program Components • National Program Support • Evaluation

  3. Background • Parents and caregivers play an important role in shaping the nutrition and physical activity patterns of their children • Children and adolescents are less likely to be overweight or obese if their parents maintain a healthy weight • Parent participation in childhood obesity prevention programs has been shown to have a positive effect on program success

  4. BodyWorks Program Purpose: • To provide parents/caregivers with tools & strategies to improve family eating and activity habits • To support adolescent boys and girls in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight • To prevent obesity among adolescent boys and girls

  5. Primary audience • Parents and caregivers of adolescent boys and girls • Secondary audiences • Adolescent boys and girls • Other family members

  6. MAIN MESSAGES Healthy teens become strong adults

  7. MAIN MESSAGES Parents are an important influence on their children’s eating and activity habits

  8. MAIN MESSAGES Change takes time — begin by taking a few small steps

  9. BodyWorks • HHS’ developed parent-focused program after two years of formative research • Introduced in 2006 • Led by trained facilitators • Ten parent-focused sessions, 90 minutes each • Girls/boys come to two sessions with parents/caregivers

  10. Office on Women’s Health 10 OWH Regional Offices Community-based organizations, health professionals, hospitals/clinics, faith-based organizations, and other non-profits Parents/Caregivers Teens Families Community-Based Approach to Distribution • Trainers are trained in one-day small group sessions to: • Promote the program • Recruit parents and caregivers • Facilitate 10-session program with parents and caregivers • Train others to be trainers

  11. Partners and Collaborators National Association for Health & Fitness National Association for Health Education Centers National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity Obesity Action Coalition Seattle BodyWorks Coalition U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission Virginia Department of Health (CHAMPION) • Action for Healthy Kids • Alliance for a Healthier Generation • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences • BCBS of Michigan (Building Healthy Communities) • General Mills Foundation and Community Action Plan • GirlTrek • Latino Health Access

  12. Program Components Parents/families BodyBasics (Parent’s Guide) Food and Fitness Journals Weekly Planner (magnet) Recipe Book Shopping List DVD on Shopping & Cooking Boys/Girls For Teens and For Guys Magazines Food and Fitness Diary

  13. BodyBasics/ Fundamentos Format: Magazine style publication for visual appeal Purpose: Provides health information, strategies for healthy eating and regular physical activity Explains how to use the toolkit Lists resources for families

  14. Food and Fitness Journals/Diario de Comidas Y ActividadesFisicas • Family members to record meals, snacks, activities, and emotions to identify eating and activity habits • Checklist in BodyBasics helps parents review journal entries • Goal-setting chart in diaries

  15. Recipe Book/ Platillos Latinos • Purpose: • To provide families with easy, low-cost recipes for meals and snacks • To reinforce nutrition and cooking information featured in BodyBasics

  16. Weekly Planner/ • Plantificador Seminal • Format: • Refrigerator magnet write-on/wipe-off board with pen • Purpose: • To help parents/ caregivers plan meals, snacks, physical activities

  17. Shopping List • Lista de Compras • Format: • Pad with checklists • Purpose: • To help parents/ caregivers plan shopping trips and choose healthier options

  18. BodyWorks For Teens and For Guys • Magazine-style publications for girls and boys (9 to 14) • Publication content • Self-assessments, quizzes, games, interviews • Goal-setting tools • Teen writers/illustrators • Formative research • Literature review • Health behavior change theory • Focus groups

  19. Train-the-Trainers Guide • One day training • Appendices • A. Training Tips • B. Behavior Change • C. Resources • Training Manual for Parents • Lesson plans for 10 sessions • Behavior Change • Healthy Eating • Physical Activity • Setting Goals and meal planning • Shopping for meals • Advocacy • Media Influences

  20. NEW • Training Addendums • For Guys • Background • Including Boys & Girls in BodyWorks Sessions • Tips for Facilitating BodyWorks & Boys • Assessing Parenting Styles • Websites: Teens’ Health & Behavior • Your Teens & Stress • Reading List for Parents • Suggested Websites for Parents with Boys • Media & Boys: What Parents Can Do • Emotional Eating Case Study • Screen Time Case Study • Your Environment • Websites For Guys with Ads • Key Areas of Adolescent Development & Learning

  21. BodyWorks Program Support • Technical Assistance • One-on-one follow up with new trainers (new) • New trainer orientation packet (new) • Program planning assistance • Regional trainer conference calls (new) • Regional trainer advisory board/network (new) • BodyWorks@hagersharp.com - public inquiry

  22. BodyWorks Program Support • Bodyworks Web site • www.womenshealth.gov/bodyworks • Find trainers, trainings, programs • Planning and promotion tools for trainers • BodyWorks Listserv • Self-subscribed, moderated • Update Newsletter • Quarterly

  23. National BodyWorks Evaluation Objectives • Evaluate impact on knowledge, awareness, attitudes, and practices of parents and girls regarding nutrition and physical activity • Determine the most effective strategies for successful implementation of BodyWorks

  24. Key Findings • BodyWorks significantly changed parent intentions, motivation, and immediate behavior. • Girls responded positively to their parents/caregivers’ participation in BodyWorks. • Once enrolled in the 10 session program, 70 % of parents stayed for the full program. We are continuing to increase the number of parents taught. • BodyWorks led to an initial, effective train-the-trainer process; it was more effective in recruiting other trainers than in recruiting parents/caregivers.

  25. National BodyWorks Evaluation Disseminating the Results • Final Report complete and in clearance • Executive Summary distributed • BodyWorks Trainers • Partners • Steering Committee • Federal partners • Results disseminated at conferences & exhibits • Manuscript submitted for publication

  26. Questions? Bodyworks@hagersharp.com