The Effects of Sedentary Lifestyles on Childhood Obesity

Goal 1: Create an Environment That Promotes Consumption of Healthy Food Items among Children

Objective 1 (Process)

There will be a rise in the consumption of fruits and vegetable by 30% by children in a 12-month period through the development of business models that provide cheap, affordable and readily available fruits and vegetables and clean water for children in schools and playgrounds. In turn, it would help to minimize the dependency on snacks and drinks that have higher level of calories.

Objective 2 (Impact)

By March 30, 2018, 20% of the children population will be making healthy food choices as evidenced by reduced consumption of snacks and sweet drinks and increased usage of fruits and vegetables. The growing number of youngsters making healthy food choices will be due to greater availability of affordable health food items.

Objective 3 (Outcome)

By June 30, 2018, the level of obesity among children would fall to 30% as they will have healthy eating habits that entails consumptions of low calories food items such as vegetables, fruits, and clean water.

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Goal 2: Create an Environment That Allows Children to Participate in Physical Activities

Objective 1 (Process)

One will increase the amount of time spend on physical activities by 30% for the next 12 months through establishing more open public grounds for physical activities, enhance the number of times children participate in games in school, and educate parents on the benefits of allowing their children to walk or cycling to school rather than drive them.

Objective 2 (Impact)

  1. By March 30, 2018, 30% of children would be walking or cycling to school rather than be driven by their mothers or fathers due to improved awareness of parents on the benefits of allowing their kids to participate in physical exercise as they move to educational facility.
  2. By March 30, 2018, 50% of children will have reduced the time they spend on watching TV programs at home owing to additional parents’ interventions. The increased participation in physical exercise will be due to the availability of free playing ground, extra school time allocated for games, and parent awareness of the benefits of allowing their children to walk or ride to school.

Objective 3 (Outcome)

By March 30, 2018, a number of children that are obese due to lack of physical exercise would have reduced from 40% to 20 % due to increased participation in games and physical activities both at home and in school settings.

Goal 3: Increase the Role of Health Services Providers and Healthcare as well as Insurers in Childhood Obesity Prevention

Objective 1 (Process)

To increase the number of primary care providers who assess the weight of obese children to 40% by March 30, 2018, one ought to be providing them with financial incentives and training on how to handle obesity-related cases.

Objective 2 (Impact)

By March 30, 2018, the 70% of the primary providers will screen, prevent, and treat children with obesity, as evident by increased provision of financial incentives as well as training.

Objective 3 (Outcome)

By March 30, 2018, childhood obesity screening, prevention, and treatment will rise to 50% due to increased capacity of primary providers to assess and treat the menace as well as improved parent and children awareness of the existence of managed health insurance coverage.