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  1. Healthy Food, Healthy Kids Ashley Phillips PUBH 6165: Environmental Health April 26th, 2009

  2. GOAL : To improve the school nutrition environment in the Roseland Community schools

  3. Objectives: • Make more healthier foods and beverages available to the students • Change food and beverage vending contracts • Develop marketing techniques to promote healthier food options in the school • Motivate the students by educating them on the importance of healthy eating by giving them facts about obesity

  4. Childhood Obesity Statistics: Nationally • According to CDC, 16 percent of children between the age of 6-19 years old are overweight and obese • In the past three decades, the number of childhood obesity has doubled in pre-school children • Obesity rates in adolescent has tripled in teenagers from 12-19 years of age

  5. Childhood Obesity Statistics: State and City

  6. Childhood Obesity Statistics: Roseland Community

  7. Objective 1: Healthy food & drinks • Include healthier options wherever food is available. • Include these options in the cafeteria, student stores, snack bars and fundraising activities.

  8. Objective 1: Cont’ • Such options include: • Water • 100% fruit juices • Vegetable dips • Cheese • Yogurt • Fruit salads • Granola bars • Trail mix

  9. Objective 2: Vending Contracts • Transfer the management of vending machines to the school food service program • Improve the nutritional quality of beverages available under an existing contract • Write a proposal for incentives for the school district and students

  10. Top 5 Healthy Vending Machine Snacks • Planters Sunflower Kernels (160 calories) • Baked Lays Original (210 calories) • Sun Chips Original (140 calories) • Snyder's of Hanover Mini Pretzels (110 calories) • Smart food Reduced-Fat Popcorn (120 calories)

  11. Top 5 Unhealthy Vending Machine Snacks • Drake’s Apple Fruit Pie (440 calories) • Austin cheese crackers with cheddar cheese (210 calories) • Pop Tarts Frosted Strawberry (420 calories) • Doritos (250 calories) • Skittles (250 calories)

  12. Objective 3: Marketing • Identify and offer healthy products that are appealing and meet students needs • Use promotion strategies so that students know about these products and are motivated to try them • Set prices at levels that will encourage students to purchase healthier foods • Involve students and staff in promotional activities using signs, contests, games, health fairs, advertisements, flyers, banners, and other advertising options

  13. Objective 4: Education • Provide statistical facts with each school lunch to encourage students to learn about the health issues associated with poor nutrition • Provide nutritional facts on each vending machine snack • Provide a healthy food and physical activity to the school curriculum for healthy eating awareness

  14. Complications of Obesity: Health Problems • Type 2 Diabetes • High Blood Pressure • Asthma • Eating Disorders • Sleep Disorders • Liver Disease

  15. Complications of Obesity: Social and Emotional Problems • Low self-esteem • Behavioral Problems • Academic Problems • Depression

  16. Let Help Keep Our Children Healthy! REMEMBER…………………. “An Apple A Day, Keeps the Doctor Away”

  17. Questions? • Ashley Phillips • Walden MPH Student • Ashley.ryals@waldenu.edu

  18. References: • Whitman S, Williams C, Shah A.  Sinai Health System's Community Health Survey: Report 1.  Chicago, IL: Sinai Health System, 2004. Available at http://www.suhichicago.org/files/publications/P.pdf, accessed 6 Sept, 2007. • Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC). 2009. Retrieved on April 25th, 2009 from • National Association of Children’s Hospital. 2007. Childhood obesity statistics and facts. Retrieved on April 25th, 2009 from http://www.childrenshospitals.net/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Homepage&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=41737 • United States Department of Agriculture: Food and Nutrition. 2009. Retrieved on April 26th, 2009 from http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Default.htm • Mind, Body and Soul Fitness. 2009. 10 Healthy (unhealthy) vending machine snacks. Retrieved on April 25th, 2009 from http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/snacks/healthy/vending-machine-snacks/ • Mayo Clinic. 2008. Childhood Obesity. Retrieved on April 26th, 2009 from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/childhood-obesity/DS00698/DSECTION=complications