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Obesity prevention program division of community nutrition services duval county health department

GET

Healthy

Kids

Club

Obesity Prevention Program

Division of Community Nutrition Services

Duval County Health Department


Get healthy kids club
GET Healthy Kids Club

  • Nutrition education and physical activity

  • 8 to 12 year olds

  • Parental/guardian involvement

  • Advocates for good health


Club meetings
Club Meetings

  • Club meetings held weekly or bi-weekly

  • 30 minutes of nutrition education/activity

  • 30 minutes of physical activity


Agreements
Agreements

  • Parental Consent for BMI measurements

  • A signed agreement to ensure parent/guardian support of the program.


Goal objectives
Goal &Objectives

Goal:

To increase the prevalence of healthy lifestyles for children and families.

Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of the importance of healthy lifestyles.

  • Increase healthy behaviors through healthy eating and daily physical activity.


Nutrition lessons
NutritionLessons

  • Designed for kids!

  • Interactive discussion and activities.

  • Each session activities are performed to increase knowledge of subject matter.

  • Quarterly Food & Physical Activity Diary to evaluate behavior change.


Obesity prevention program division of community nutrition services duval county health department

Session 1 Welcome to the Club

Session 2 Food Guide Pyramid & Physical Activity

Session 3 Fun with Food Labels

Session 4 Great Grains

Session 5 Valuable Vegetables

Session 6 Fabulous Fruits

Session 7 Delicious Dairy

Session 8 Powerful Proteins

Session 9 Fats, Oils, & Sweets - NOT a Food Group

Session 10 Healthy Snacking & Healthy Dining Out

Session 11 Learning Healthy Lifestyle Advocacy

Session 12 Advocacy Action

Lesson Topics


Advocacy
Advocacy

  • Essay Contest

  • Poster Contest

  • Letters to:

    • Teachers

    • Local Legislators

    • School Board


Evaluation methods
Evaluation Methods

  • Body Mass Index.

  • Overall Pre-test & Post-test.

  • Each lesson included a Pre and Post-test.

  • Food Frequency Questionnaires and Food and Physical Activity Diaries.


Ghkc 3 a day dairy
GHKC/ 3-A-Day Dairy

  • Conducted in one community site and three after school programs.

  • 174 children were enrolled.

  • Average of 88 children participated each week.


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GHKC/ 3-A-Day Dairy

Results/Outcomes

  • Two winners from the essay contest that was advertised in five area schools.

  • 7% increase in knowledge.

  • InitialFinal

    14% overweight 16% overweight

  • Promotional PSA’s were recorded for two local radio stations.


Ghkc at alimacani elementary
GHKC at Alimacani Elementary

  • Conducted in a local elementary school

  • The GHKC was taught in conjunction with the physical education classes.

  • 326 children were enrolled in the GHKC.


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GHKC at Alimacani Elementary

  • Two classes won the poster contest.

  • 22% increase in knowledge from weekly sessions.

  • 16% overall improvement in knowledge from the initial Pre-test to the final Post-test.

  • InitialFinal

    13% overweight 10% overweight


Lessons learned
Lessons Learned

  • Use a consistent group of participants.

  • Introduce food items in a colorful and appetizing manner.

  • Be Flexible


Obesity prevention program division of community nutrition services duval county health department

GET

Healthy

Kids

Club

Thank You!

Obesity Prevention Program

Division of Community Nutrition Services

Duval County Health Department