Evidence Based Planning Offers Better Chances Of A Successful Intervention

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Evidence based planning offers better chances of a successful intervention (Savage, Kub, & Groves, 2016). The IM model bridges theoretical and empirical data to the context of a target population. Healthy Grooves Boston’s target populations are underserved children living in Boston. HGB would target five to nine year olds based on the fact that intervention will target four-year old children, and will be following up with them over the course of 3-5 years, with a phased approach. During the first year of the intervention it will start with a few daycares and then expand across all the Head Start daycares in Boston. Therefore, the health outcome are expected to be seen by the end of the first year when children are five-years old, and then continue to see outcomes for the next 5 years when the child reaches nine-years old. Four-year old children were chosen because the developmental variation in younger children (2/3 year-olds) would make developing appropriate interventions more difficult (Bhutta et al., 2013). Furthermore, when creating programs for five-year olds, there is a concern and barrier about having to intervene in both schools and daycares because they could be in either setting (Kropski et al., 2008). The SMART objectives of this program were created around the top 3 priorities of childhood obesity; nutrient poor diets, lack of physical activity, and high rates of screen time (including T.V. watching, computer, video games, etc). Behavioral outcomes are specifically what needs to happen in order to achieve the desired health outcome (Savage, Kub, & Groves, 2016). In this case, four-year old children must 1) consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages on a consistent basis as recommended by the USDA, 2) engage in no... ... middle of paper ... ... that caregivers would be at the daycare to pick up their children. Day care workers will be provided compensation to supervise children during the workshop. The workshop will be entitled “From Start to Finish” because it will address all of the necessary steps to providing nutrient dense foods. During the workshop caregivers would be coached through (a) how to read a food label, (b) identifying nutrient-dense options, (c) identify local stores with nutrient-dense options and how to get to these stores, (d) budget for nutrient-dense foods, and (e) cook nutrient-dense foods. Videos can be shown demonstrating these behaviors fallowing with a discussion. Behaviors for residents to perform will start off simple (reading a basic label) and progress to preparing various nutrient-dense meals in healthy ways. Caregivers will receive feedback from facilitator each week.
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