Teaching health education and resources to the community.
Title: Minimizing Health Disparities by Addressing Weight and Nutrition Status of Children
Presentation 1 – Introduction
- The title of the presentation is: Minimizing Health Disparities by Addressing Weight and Nutrition Status in Children
- The presentation Overview
- Introduce the subject and its associated population
The topic and its associated population is described in Slide 2.
- Definition: Weight and Nutrition Status of Children
- Find the age range of children: 2-19 years.
- Distinguish the harmful effects of obesity and other diseases on children due to poor diet and weight.
- Explain how the disparity in health affects this population. This includes those with low income, those of racial or ethnic minorities and those who live in food-deficit areas.
Slide 3: Evidence Based Methods to Improve Health for Children
- Explain evidence-based methods to improve the health of children such as Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGFA), MyPlate and the Child and Adult Care Food Program
- Discuss how equal access to nutrition education and physical activity, as well as healthy food, can help reduce health disparities.
- Discussion of the importance to involve families, communities, and schools in promoting active and healthy lifestyles and eating habits for children
Slide 4: Health Education Proposal in Family-Centered Promotion
- Outline an outline of a health education proposal in the context of family-centered promotion in order to combat poor nutrition in children and their weight.
- Briefly describe the proposed intervention. This could be a series nutrition workshops that involve parents and kids or an online campaign promoting healthy eating.
- Discussion of how to adapt the intervention according to the needs of the local population, including community health workers and peer educators
- Measure the effectiveness of interventions using the appropriate evaluation methods
Health Related Organization and Resources
- Provide a profile of the organization or group that relates to your chosen topic. For example, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Discuss the organization’s role in promoting healthy eating habits and weight management for children
- Provide two resources, national or local, for the proposed education plan that can be utilized by the provider or the patient, such as ChooseMyPlate.gov or the Let’s Move! Campaign
Health Promotion: Interdisciplinary Health Professionals
- Choose interdisciplinary professionals to be included in health promotion. These include pediatricians, dietitians registered, school nurses, and physical therapists.
- Explain the role they play in promoting active and healthy lifestyles in children. For example, providing nutrition counselling, developing individual meal plans, or promoting physical activities in schools and community.
- Talk about the importance of communication and collaboration amongst health professionals in providing comprehensive care to children.
This is the final slide.
- Summary of main points from the presentation
- Stress the importance of evidence-based practices and interdisciplinarity in the fight against poor nutrition, obesity and overweight in children
- Healthy eating and active lifestyles are important for the development of children.
Please see the following references:
- The presentation must include at least three scholarly or peer-reviewed publications, all of which should be published in the last five years.