The goal of the feasibility phase of the Pathways family intervention was to work with families of third-grade American Indian children to reinforce health behaviors being promoted by the curriculum, food service, and physical activity components of this school-based obesity prevention intervention.
Family behaviors regarding food choices and physical activity were identified and ranked according to priority by using formative assessment and a literature review of school-based programs that included a family component.
The family intervention involved 3 primary strategies designed to create an informed home environment supportive of behavioral change : I) giving the children « family packs » containing worksheets, interactive assignments, healthful snacks, and low-fat tips and recipes to take home to share with their families ; 2) implementing family events at the school to provide a fun atmosphere in which health education concepts could be introduced and reinforced ; and 3) forming school-based family advisory councils composed of family members and community volunteers who provided feedback on Pathways strategies, helped negotiate barriers, and explored ideas for continued family participation.
For strategy 2, a kick-off Family Fun Night provided a series of learning booths that presented the healthful behaviors taught by Pathways. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérindien, Origine ethnique, Education santé, Milieu familial, Comportement alimentaire, Exercice physique, Attitude, Obésité, Prévention, Etat nutritionnel, Alimentation, Facteur milieu, Trouble nutrition, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Amerindian, Ethnic origin, Health education, Family environment, Feeding behavior, Physical exercise, Attitude, Obesity, Prevention, Nutritional status, Feeding, Environmental factor, Nutrition disorder, Child, Human, School age
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0287456
Code Inist : 002B22B. Création : 16/11/1999.