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Health Sciences 1001A/B Lecture Notes - Childrens Hospital, Microsoft Powerpoint, University Of Western Ontario


Department
Health Sciences
Course Code
HS 1001A/B
Professor
Shauna Burke

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A LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION FOR
OBESE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES
Taught about a healthy lifestyle
Team based program
It wasn’t like a boot camp like the one Joseph went to, this one wasn’t focused on the teens
Many parents feel guilty about what the state that their children are in therefore you need
healthy parenting where they aren’t focusing on what they are doing wrong but just helping the
child get better
Children aid- was needed because there was abuse that was going on in these families
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging
YMCA of Western Ontario
o Large portion of the camp was held here
o Gave the families discounted rates so that they would continue
Middlesex-London Health Unit
Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario
o Regular check-ups
Family Service Thames Valley
Thames Valley Family Practice Research Network
London Anti-Bullying Coalition
o Some obese children are the bullies and not the ones being bullied
Western Campus Community Police Service
Field Trip Partners
London Knights Hockey
CCH Secondary School
UWO Football
THE ISSUE OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY
Refer to powerpoint
Direct link between the camp and type two obesity
The children were not allowed to have type two obesity if they wanted to join the camp
Type two diabetes was known as adult onset but it is not known as that anymore because so
many children are getting it, get as young as two years old are getting it
Double diabetes- the child has both types of diabetes
Kids are very adaptable and they will take new changes and go with them, and they are
openminded therefore they will carry on their ‘healthy’ changes throughout life
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
2-year pilot project funded by The Lawson Foundation
(Diabetes Funding Opportunity)

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One hundred and fifty thousand dollars were given to run the two year camp
First year the camp was run on campus
Second year it was carried out in the YMCA in downtown
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
GENERAL PURPOSE
o To develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of a 4-week lifestyle intervention for
obese children (ages 10-12) at risk for type II diabetes and their families
o There was more smaller specific objectives
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
o Primary Objective: To increase physical activity behaviour during and following the
intervention
o To improve physiological and psychological outcomes, as well as dietary patterns and self-
efficacy
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Participants
o Year 1 (2008) 15 children (8 females, 7 males), ages 8-14
o Year 2 (2009) 25 children initially than (12 females, 7 males), ages 10-12
o BMI >95th percentile for age and sex
Over ninety fifth was meant that you are obese not overweight
Measure of height and weight
Greater of equal to ninety five percent children their age and sex
Intervention
o 4 week group-based Lifestyle intervention (August 2008 & 2009)
Used collectives as agents of change
When in a group, easier to facilitate change
o Monday Friday 9am-4pm (children)
o Saturday family sessions 10am-2pm (guardians)
If the families didn’t sign up for the family sessions then the kids couldn’t sign up
The kids were not involved in this part of the porgram
o Monthly post-intervention support “Booster Sessions”
Brought all the kids back for entire day- potlucks, professional speakers, activities
Once a month for a year after program
o Follow-up assessments 6-12 months post-intervention
o Food was not included in the program
Wanted to teach them how to eat properly on their own
If they were given the food in proper portions they wouldn’t have learnt how to eat
after they left the camp
They took the families to cooking classes and gave supermarket tours with
nutritionists
There was two weeks to round up the kids
Some of the kids dropped out because of ethical problems, they need ethical approval first
Forty families but only fifteen kids after criteria
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