Citywide Nutrition and Physical Activity for Urban Children & Families

Project Overview

2nd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date:          7/1/2006
     Project End Date:          6/30/2009
     Original Award Amount:   $450,000
     Adjusted Award Amount: $426,655*

Project Goal Statement: Implement a curriculum of educational and physical activities in 8 central city neighborhood centers that improves the nutrition and physical activity of ethnically diverse children ages 3 to 18 and their adult caregivers to prevent or lower the risks of health problems related to overweight, poor diet and lack of exercise.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee
Additional community partner organization name: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, College of Nursing

 Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: John Meurer, MD, MBA, Department of Pediatrics

 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary July 2006 - June 2008
Project Final Report Summary

 Affiliated Web Pages:

United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, College of Nursing

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Abstract
    • Abstract published at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2009 Annual Meeting
  • Articles
    • Featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Planting the seed: Groups work to cultivate healthy lifestyles in youth.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online. August 27, 2006.
    • Featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Nutrition, activity program helps Milwaukee families get fit. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Faces of Hope Column. July 18, 2008.
    • Featured in neighborhood newsletters, including the Neighborhood House and Northcott Neighborhood House newsletters
  • Media
    • Interviewed on Jammin 98.3 for the station’s “Take Control Tuesday” series
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed and distributed a brochure about project-specific topics
    • Developed and distributed promotional project flyers
    • “5-4-3-2-1 Go” messaging (adapted from Healthy Foods Healthy Moves: InForm Chicago)
    • Planned and organized the Walk for Wellness event. June 6, 2008.
  • Posters
    • Poster presentations at the Next Step Conference. 2008 and 2009.
  • Reports
    • Developed and distributed the Foodservice Project Preliminary Report. July 31, 2009.

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

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