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Evaluation Methodology for a Childhood Obesity Program
A review of the evaluation methodology for a program to address the rise in childhood obesity.
# 152751 | 1,192 words | 2 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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The paper describes the program that will be aimed at individuals living in low income neighborhoods and will focus on preparing healthful and nutritious meals and promoting exercise. The paper lists the objectives and goals of the nutrition education program and describes the steps and phases of program planning. Finally, the paper looks at the data collection and notes that the information will be entered into a statistical software package in order to monitor, keep track of and eventually report the outcomes.

Goals and Objectives
Steps and Phases of Program Planning
Data Collection

From the Paper:

"The program chosen for this paper is a community nutrition education. The program was chosen because of the alarming rate of obesity in the nation. The original thought was to choose an educational program dealing with childhood obesity, but most children are products of the habits of their parents and if their parents are taught healthy eating and exercise habits, it is expected that these habits will trickle down to the children. The program will be aim at individuals living in low income neighborhoods. It will focus on preparing healthful and nutritious meals which include food from all of the food groups. The program will also focus on ways of exercising that don't cost anything such as walking, jogging, and biking.
"The program will be run in the inner city and will not only be for families receiving food stamps for assistance. It will also be for families in the neighborhood who do not receive any assistance, but need to learn how to prepare nutritious meals for themselves and their families while saving money. Monthly blood pressure, weight and cholesterol screenings will be done on a voluntary basis so that the participants can gauge their progress in the program. Food vouchers will also be given out based on the participant's family size to assist with the purchase of fruits and vegetables."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Houts, P., Sharada, S., Klassen, A. C., Robinson, E. B., & McCarthy, M. (2006). A Problem Solving Approach to Nutrition Education and Counseling. Journal of Nutrition and Education Behavior, 38(4), 254-258.
  • Medeiros, L. C., Butkus, S. N., Chipman, H., Cox, R. H., Jones, L., & Little, D. (2005). A Logic Model Framework for Community Nutrition Education. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior , 37(4), 197-202.

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Evaluation Methodology for a Childhood Obesity Program (2013, April 25) Retrieved September 27, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/evaluation-methodology-for-a-childhood-obesity-program-152751/

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"Evaluation Methodology for a Childhood Obesity Program" 25 April 2013. Web. 27 September. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/evaluation-methodology-for-a-childhood-obesity-program-152751/>