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Title: Changing the Landscape to Prevent Childhood Obesity


1
Changing the Landscape to Prevent Childhood
Obesity
  • Kansas Citys Childhood Obesity
    Collaborative-Weighing In

2
We Need You!
3
www.kcweighingin.org
  • Latest updates
  • On-line enrollment
  • JOIN THIS WEEK- Free for the first 500
  • Searchable directory
  • Find others by name and contact information
  • Search by organization type, topic of interest,
    professional discipline
  • Source for meeting notices, agendas, highlights

4
We Heard from You!
  • Issues and Challenges Identified
  • Focus on schools
  • Assure healthy food and beverage options,
  • Increase physical activity levels of students
  • Provide training to school staffs

5
Issues and Challenges, cont.
  • Share Information
  • Members
  • Policy makers and
  • General public
  • Continue collaboration
  • Continue networking opportunities
  • Set clear goals and objectives to facilitate
    collaboration and avoid duplication of effort

6
Valued WI Functions
  • Provide training technical assistance
  • Provide resources to support actions, including
    recommendations on best materials
  • Identify strategies to overcome obstacles
  • Provide information on best practices, local
    efforts and lessons learned

7
Valued Functions
  • Communicate
  • Establish consistent messages and talking points
    on childhood obesity
  • Publish periodic childhood obesity status reports
  • Coordinate media or social marketing campaigns
  • Conduct regular meetings to support networking
  • Compile positions papers on WI priorities

8
Valued Functions
  • Market
  • Coordinate marketing of collective efforts to
    address childhood obesity in KC
  • Provide opportunities for member organizations to
    market their programs and services

9
Valued Functions
  • Assess and Plan
  • Track and monitor key measures and indicators of
    childhood obesity for the Greater Kansas City
    Area
  • Facilitate planning sessions

10
Valued Functions
  • Implement and Evaluate
  • Host interactive forums with policy makers on
    priority issues
  • Track actions and provide status updates

11
Collaboration Valued
  •  
  • 98 of responders agree or strongly agree that
    participation in WI collaboration is useful
  • 97 stated it was essential to address childhood
    obesity
  • 95 would like to collaborate more on common
    initiatives

12
Desired Collaboration Characteristics
  • 97 want to evaluate the collaboration results
  • 97 want to track and share collaboration results
  • 95 want training for leads and active
    participants
  • 93 want resources to support efforts
  • 93 want clearly written objectives, plan and
    timeline
  • 90 want formal arrangements between key
    organizations and individuals implementing the
    plan

13
Current Actions
  • Assessing KCs collective childhood obesity
    prevention capacity
  • Established website
  • Updating Strategic Plan
  • Will provide leadership training
  • Supported by Health Care Foundation GKC funding
  • Establishing Childhood Obesity Metrics
  • Will convene systems mapping process
  • Will provide targeted training

14
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Early Childhood Working Group Mission
  • Provides a community forum to
  • focus on children, ages 0-5 years, and implement
    viable approaches in a deliberate, thoughtful
    manner
  • to address childhood obesity

16
Primary Audience for current priority
  • Child care providers, key decision makers for
    early childhood policies, programs/services and
    food and fitness environments and other agencies
    that support child care settings
  • Secondary Audience
  • Children up to five years of age and their
    parents/caregivers, women, preconception through
    pregnancy
  • under five

17
Guiding principles for selecting strategies
  • Addresses the problem
  • Evidence-backed
  • Measurable
  • Viable for Kansas City
  • Collaboration improves impact and effectiveness

18
Strategy Review
19
Broad Initial Review
  • Focused on all early childhood issues
  • Have not researched all available resources,
    programs and approaches for all strategies
  • next step for the top priorities.

20
Top Ten Targets for EC
  • Improve support for breastfeeding
  • Improve healthy meals in child care
  • Decrease sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Increase physical activity in child care
  • Improve access to recreation play
  • Increase number of child care facilities with
    wellness policies
  • Increase proportion of women with appropriate
    weight gain during pregnancy
  • Increase participation in nutrition assistance
    programs
  • Reduce screen time
  • Increase smart meals in restaurants
  • Child Care Setting priorities

21
Top Child Care Issues
  • Child care emerged as key setting to focus
    efforts and following priorities identified
  • Survey Child Care Providers
  • Implement steps to enhance policy, environments
    and practices for healthy eating and active
    living
  • Provide training
  • Provide breastfeeding friendly environment

22
Examined Priorities in Detail to Inform Our Next
Steps
  • Who or which agencies already support this
    strategy?
  • Who else needs to buy-in?
  • Benefits of this strategy?
  • Current opportunities available that support this
    strategy?
  • Are there barriers to implementing?
  • How could barriers be minimized?
  • How feasible is this for the Kansas City Area on
    a scale of 1 to 10?
  • Do you recommend that we pursue this for Kansas
    City?

23
Current PriorityChild Care Providers Survey
  • What do we want to know?
  • Nutrition and physical activity practices,
    policies and environments
  • Obstacles and barriers to healthy food and
    fitness environments and practices
  • Priorities for viable actions among child care
    providers in the KC community and
  • Resource and training needs

24
Next Meeting-May 24, 2011
25
Obesity Prevention Schools Committee
26
Primary Audiences
  • K-12 school staff-administrators, teachers,
    school food and nutrition services personnel
  • Community agencies supporting schools
  • Secondary Audiences
  • School-age children and their families

27
Vision
  • School-age children enjoy
  • optimal growth and development
  • in the Greater Kansas City Area
  • where active living and healthy eating is
    supported for all.

28
Mission
  • Schools and community agencies collaborate to
    shift the social norm and enhance school
    policies, environments and practices so students
    in
  • the Greater Kansas City Area
  • increase physical activity and
  • improve healthy eating
  • to prevent and address childhood obesity.

29
Desired Outcomes for the Schools Committee
  • Network map of resources
  • Baseline assessment
  • Plan for action
  • Means to track progress
  • Benefits document
  • Consistent messages
  • Increased number of schools meeting Healthier US
    School Standards
  • Strengthened partnerships

30
Guiding Principles
  • Evidence based or promising practice
  • Focus on use and redirection of existing
    resources in view of economic conditions
  • Systems approach
  • Sensitive to multiple demands in school setting
  • Empower and equip the adults in the childs life
  • Provide options that can be tailored to schools
    unique needs.

31
Sample messages
  • Healthy eating and physical activity are among
    the most effective interventions for the
    prevention and treatment of obesity and other
    chronic diseases.
  • Academic success is better in healthy and
    physically active students.
  • Schools are a mirror of the communitycant
    modify actions in schools in isolation of
    community-wide norms

32
School Committee Meeting June 7, 2011
33
Lets chat
34
Questions
  • Questions from the Audience?
  • If time allows
  • What are priority issues from a Federal
    perspective for nutrition education that are
    important for Kansas City to address in both
    child care and school settings?
  • From your experience, what factors contribute to
    a schools success in the nutrition education
    arena?
  • What USDA supports are available to help overcome
    barriers being faced in school settings in
    relation to improving physical activity and
    healthy eating?
  • What actions is your office taking in the
    advocacy area?

35
Next Weighing In DatesMay 24, 2011, 330-500
p.m.Early Childhood Working Group Meeting, Don
Chisholm CenterJune 7, 2011, 1000
a.m.-NoonSchools Committee Meeting, Diastole
Scholars Center, 2501 Holmes, Kansas City,
MONext Quarterly Meetings September 26th,
2011, 830 a.m.December 12, 2011, 830 a.m.Don
Chisholm CenterNeed more information?
  • Contact Deborah Markenson
  • dmarkenson_at_cmh.edu, 816-234-9223
  • weighingin_at_cmh.edu
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