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Title Motivating Glendale Students To Healthy Habits
AAP Grant ID 2009
Project Year 2012
City & State Salt Lake City, UT
Program Name CATCH Resident
Topic Culturally Effective Care
Program Description
Mountain View Elementary and Glendale Middle School in the Glendale neighborhood are two schools at risk for poor habits related to physical activity and nutrition leading to the ever increasing obesity epidemic. The schools include 1500 students with the most diverse population in Utah and are also some of the most underserved. Within the schools more than 30 languages are spoken with a Hispanic predominance. For all the needs of this community, there is a single school nurse that overseas 10 schools and is only paid for 9 months of the year despite year round educational services. The goal of our project is to work with the schools and existing partnerships in the community to conduct a needs assessment and motivate/guide students and teachers to identify and implement interventions to improve healthy habits. Our specific goals are to: conduct a family level needs assessment to identify cultural influences, parental opinions, family practices, and resources, motivate teachers and students to conduct a student led school wellness investigation using the Fuel up to Play 60 structure, assist the students and teachers in identifying one nutritional and one physical activity goal and help apply for funding through the Fuel up to Play 60 program (and or other sources) to help achieve these goals.
Goals
1. Develop a working relationship with an elementary and middle school that is comprised of an underserved population to do the following: Conduct a family level needs assessment to identify cultural influences, parental opinions, family practices, and resources related to physical activity and nutrition.
2. Motivate teachers and students to conduct a student led school wellness investigation using the Fuel up to Play 60 structure (see attachment).
3. Assist the students and teachers in identifying one nutritional and one physical activity goal and help apply for funding through the Fuel up to Play 60 program (and or other sources) to help achieve these goals.
AAP District District VIII
Institutional Name University of Utah Pediatrics Residency Program, 100 N Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, UT
Contact 1 Sara Jager
Contact 2 Kortni Ashdown kortni.
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