Afterschool Soccer Fitness and Nutrition Program in Four Cities Improves BMI Percentile, Waist Circumference, and Fitness Levels in Participants Compared to Nonparticipants
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related research
Describe an efficacious, nationwide afterschool program that integrates fun physical activity with nutrition and healthy living education. Evaluate the impact of afterschool fitness and nutrition programming on anthropometric (body mass index percentile and waist circumference) and fitness (number of completed PACER laps) outcomes, using an experimental design. Discuss the health improvements among intervention participants after a one-year fitness and nutrition education afterschool intervention, and the replicability of this efficacious programming. Discuss the replicability and scalability of an efficacious fitness and nutrition education afterschool program.
Keyword(s): Evaluation, Obesity
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Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was a co-author regarding this study. I have overseen multiple federally-funded grants focusing on the health changes of children living in under-resourced communities.
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.