De kan säga dig vad en pommes frites är, men inte en potatis... : En studie över amerikanska överviktspreventiva skolbaserade program

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Högskolan i Gävle/Akademin för hälsa och arbetsliv

Författare: Malin Johansson; [2010]

Nyckelord: skolbaserade program; övervikt; fetma; barn; hälsa.;


This study has focused on obesity prevention efforts in schools in the United States of America. The study was conducted in two states, Oklahoma and New Hampshire. In New Hampshire, the study was focused on more minor efforts which were the "CSHP", HEAL, Early Sprout, FIT, AFHY, 5210, and Kids CATCH Club. In Oklahoma, the focus on the study was on the program It's All About Kids.

Method: Unstructured interviews and observation, analysis from an national policy document. A total of seventeen interviews conducted, seven of them in New Hampshire and ten in Oklahoma. All interviews were recorded in addition to three in Oklahoma that was written by hand. Observations have been silent during lessons in New Hampshire and It's All About Kids.

Result: New Hampshire: efforts demonstrate an effect; however, it is difficult to get all of them to work in conjunction with the school meals serving, parents involvement and to get the school staff to understand the concept of role models. Oklahoma: The program It’s All About Kids is experiencing them that they have an effect. There is no standardized measurement of the impact. The program has created a higher level of consciousness about the importance of good health and mobility. The program has been difficult to establish a contact with parents and create a higher awareness by the school staff.

Conclusion: These programs show an effect, however, showing them a lack of ownership among parents. To engage and involve parents in the school's work and create a higher awareness about role models for school staff and parents would probably give better results.

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