Evaluation of the childhood obesity prevention program Kids - 'Go for your life'

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dc.contributor.author de Silva-Sanigorski, A en
dc.contributor.author Prosser, L en
dc.contributor.author Carpenter, L en
dc.contributor.author Honisett, S en
dc.contributor.author Gibbs, L en
dc.contributor.author Moodie, M en
dc.contributor.author Sheppard, L en
dc.contributor.author Swinburn, Boyd en
dc.contributor.author Waters, E en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-11T03:59:18Z en
dc.date.issued 2010-05-28 en
dc.identifier.citation BMC Public Health, 2010, 10, Article number 288 en
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2458 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25461 en
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Kids--'Go for your life' (K-GFYL) is an award-based health promotion program being implemented across Victoria, Australia. The program aims to reduce the risk of childhood obesity by improving the socio-cultural, policy and physical environments in children's care and educational settings. Membership of the K-GFYL program is open to all primary and pre-schools and early childhood services across the State. Once in the program, member schools and services are centrally supported to undertake the health promotion (intervention) activities. Once the K-GFYL program 'criteria' are reached the school/service is assessed and 'awarded'. This paper describes the design of the evaluation of the statewide K-GFYL intervention program. METHODS/DESIGN: The evaluation is mixed method and cross sectional and aims to: 1) Determine if K-GFYL award status is associated with more health promoting environments in schools/services compared to those who are members only; 2) Determine if children attending K-GFYL award schools/services have higher levels of healthy eating and physical activity-related behaviors compared to those who are members only; 3) Examine the barriers to implementing and achieving the K-GFYL award; and 4) Determine the economic cost of implementing K-GFYL in primary schools. Parent surveys will capture information about the home environment and child dietary and physical activity-related behaviors. Environmental questionnaires in early childhood settings and schools will capture information on the physical activity and nutrition environment and current health promotion activities. Lunchbox surveys and a set of open-ended questions for kindergarten parents will provide additional data. Resource use associated with the intervention activities will be collected from primary schools for cost analysis. DISCUSSION: The K-GFYL award program is a community-wide intervention that requires a comprehensive, multi-level evaluation. The evaluation design is constrained by the lack of a non-K-GFYL control group, short time frames and delayed funding of this large scale evaluation across all intervention settings. However, despite this, the evaluation will generate valuable evidence about the utility of a community-wide environmental approach to preventing childhood obesity which will inform future public health policies and health promotion programs internationally. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher BioMed Central en
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMC Public Health en
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dc.subject Science & Technology en
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine en
dc.subject Public, Environmental & Occupational Health en
dc.subject HEALTH-PROMOTION en
dc.subject CHILDREN en
dc.subject AUSTRALIA en
dc.subject SCHOOLS en
dc.subject INTERVENTIONS en
dc.subject ENVIRONMENT en
dc.subject OVERWEIGHT en
dc.subject POLICIES en
dc.subject RISK en
dc.title Evaluation of the childhood obesity prevention program Kids - 'Go for your life' en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/1471-2458-10-288 en
pubs.volume 10 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: BioMed Central en
dc.identifier.pmid 20507634 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.subtype Journal en
pubs.elements-id 307058 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
pubs.number 288 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-05-11 en
pubs.dimensions-id 20507634 en

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