Online Program

Hip hop: Getting kids moving afterschool

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.

Allison Wilson, MPH, Healthy Living Alliance, Office Location: Ozarks Regional YMCA, Springfield, MO
To get kids moving afterschool, Healthy Living Alliance connected a YMCA instructor with four school sites to provide 6 weeks of free hip-hop classes at the end of the school day. Kids loved "perfecting their swagger" by creating some cool moves while getting CDC recommended daily exercise at the same time! Watch some kids tell their story at Williams Elementary.

Please note: if this video does not qualify for peer submission as it is only 1:44, I would like it considered for a non-peer reviewed session.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies for successful low cost physical activity afterschool programs

Keyword(s): Child Health, School-Based Programs

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked as program coordinator for two years with the Healthy Living Alliance. I have worked on several federally funded grants and interned with the World Health Organization. My current job focuses on convening health partnerships and developing strategies in the areas of policy, nutrition and physical activity, tobacco free and built environment changes. I have presented at several conferences on public health and policy related to tobacco free and farm to school efforts.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.