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Introduction to Health Promotion

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PUBLIC HEALTH PROMOTION PLAN FOR PREVENTION OF OBESITY IN PRIMARY SCHOOLCHILDRENHealth MessageSchool breakfast and obesity walking awayIntroductionAs per theAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare 4 out of 1 child of age group 2 to 17 are a victim of obesity. It hasbeen observed that this obesity is growing continuously among children. Many obesity control strategies have been madebut all of them least success in school going kids. A community based intervention program showed for 5 years old kidsshowed actual decline high BMI incidences. There has been another project for children of Balmain public primaryschool in order to reduce obesity. This program increases kid’s activity level with the help of walking in schools so thatobesity can be avoided in schools.Health Promotion and Target Group outlineThis health promotion plan will focus on all the students between age group 4-12 years who attends Balmain publicprimary school and does not meet physical activities that are recommended. As per the estimation approximately 500children will participate in this programme. This health promotion plan is beneficial for various ways and will promoteovercoming of childhood obesity by organising physical activities which is pleasurable to children. Most of theemphasis is placed on lunch menu for children so that all the benefits can be given to the children of Balmain publicprimary school.Health Promotion AimsThis health promotion plan purposes to prevent obesity in primary school going children by involving them in schoolbreakfast and encouraging walking-to-school.Health Promotion prevention management perspective (primary, secondary or tertiary)The main objective of health promotion prevention is to focus on interventions to sustain a healthy life. This healthpromotion plan focuses on reducing child obesity in school going children. It has been observed that low-income familychildren are likely to develop this obesity as they fail to meet diet requirements on daily basis.Stakeholders and community consultationThe main stakeholders of this project are:Evans A. Karlish, PhD, Director,l St, Balmain NSWEllen James, MD., Community Coordinator, Obesity Free Coalition for ChildrenJackline Revance, M.A., Director of community and Government affairs on children welfare, policy and advocacyBrand Keygen, Principal of Balmain Public primary schoolJoan King, MSW. Director of Nutritional services, Balmain public primary schoolWalking buses initiative, a pedestrian advocacy organization and sponsor promoting walk-to-school activities at Balmainprimary schoolKirsten Curtis, MD MPH, the University of SydneyHealth Promotion Activity DescriptionFor this activity two main methods will be chosen which are: first is to increase cultural sustainability, attractivenessand dietary values of school breakfast and second is to change school environment by changing school’s breakfastprogram.Health Promotion Evaluation ProposalThis health promotion evaluation will involve processes to measure promotion plan achievement by including changesin promotional activities and changes in menu. For this a health promotion survey will be conducted both before andafter the health promotion.CONCLUSIONBy improving the dietary and activity level of students Obesity free coalition for Children in Balmain can be obtained.
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