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2012.02.07 - HSci 1001 CHAMP Review Notes.docx

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Department
Health Sciences
Course
Health Sciences 1001A/B
Professor
Shauna Burke
Semester
Winter

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Chapter Five  The Children’s Health and Activity Modification Program (C.H.A.M.P.) o 2-year pilot projected founded by The Lawson Foundation (a diabetes funding opportunity because these children were at high risk for diabetes)  Approx. 26% of Canadian children and youth were classified as overweight or obese in 2007-2009, in comparison to 15% in 1978  C.H.A.M.P. involved a 4-week lifestyle intervention for obese children and their families o Primary objective was to increase physical activity behaviour o Other objectives were to improve physiological psychological outcomes and dietary patterns and self-efficacy o Year 1 (2008) – 15 children aged 8-14 o Year 2 (2009) – 25 children aged 10-12 o There were monthly post-intervention support meetings called “Booster Sessions” o There were follow-up assessments 6 and 12 months post-intervention o Included group-based physical activity, educational sessions related to nutrition/physical activity/behaviour modification, weekly family training sessions o The program cost $200 per family (included transportation – Murphy’s Bus, family membership at the YMCA, weekly field trips, t-shirts, etc.) but it did not include lunch o What they strived to include to each day: Aerobic activity, resistance-training activity, sports/fitness-based activity, nutrition sessions and educational session o Participants were found through physicians, radio, posters displayed in community settings, television, and the most effective was the newspaper o The partici
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