CDPAC Chronic Disease Prevention Series Webinar 1: Childhood Obesity Prevention:
An example of a successful intervention from the U.S: Shape up Somerville
Hosted by: Dot Bonnenfant
The event will start on: May 04, 01:00pm EDT
And will end on: May 04, 02:30pm EDT
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This Fireside Chat is hosted by the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC)
What is Shape up Somerville?
The Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart. Play Hard intervention was led by Dr. Christina Economos and was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. It was a three year (2002-2005), environmental change intervention designed to prevent obesity in culturally diverse, high-risk, early-elementary school children.
The Shape Up team developed and implemented strategies designed to create energy balance for students in grades 1-3 in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Since 2005, the program has been carried on and expanded b y the community.
This Fireside Chat will share the 10 year success story!
Topics to be discussed in this Fireside Chat:
- Overview: History and format
- Outcomes: Examining the results
- Lessons learned: Improving physical activity options and healthy dietary choices for children
Hear from and Talk with an Expert:
Dr. Christina D. Economos
Dr. Economos is the Associate Director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, and an Associate Professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at the School of Medicine, Tufts University, and is also an Associate Professor of Public Health and Family Medicine at the School of Medicine, Tufts University.
Check out this video re: Shape Up Sommerville
Hear what Sommerville's Mayor has to say about this project.
'A budget does not tell you about the health and wellbeing and livability of your neighbourhoods.'