Citywide Nutrition and Physical Activity for Urban Children & Families
2nd Funding Cycle Impact Award
Project Start Date: 7/1/2006
Project End Date: 6/30/2009
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.
Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $426,655*
Primary Community Partner: United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee
Additional community partner organization name: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, College of Nursing
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 published at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2009 Annual Meeting
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
Interviewed on Jammin 98.3 for the station’s “Take Control Tuesday” series
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.
Poster presentations at the Next Step Conference. 2008 and 2009.
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.