Neighborhood Center Nutrition and Physical Activity Demonstration Project for Urban Children and Families

Project Overview (PDF)

1st Funding Cycle Planning Award

Project Start Date: April 1, 2005
Project End Date: March 31, 2006
Award Amount: $25,000

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to develop a curriculum that will include structured, age appropriate activities to improve the nutritional and exercise behaviors of pre-school, school age, teen, and adult caregivers to prevent or lower the risks of health and lifestyle problems that are related to overweight, obesity, poor diet, and lack of exercise.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, Inc.
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee College of Nursing
  Academic Partner:

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

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Article
    • Article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Books and Ball. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. August 4, 2005.
  • Outreach Materials
    • Developed the SSNC Curriculum based on project objectives and the survey instrument
    • Developed and distributed health-related Fact Sheets
    • Developed and distributed the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee’s Outdoor and Environmental brochure
    • Developed and distributed flyers, bulletin boards and newsletter articles to families, children and staff at the two participating centers
  • Presentation
    • Presentation at the Medical College of Wisconsin Translational Research Conference – Evolution of an Effective Community and Academic Partnership: A Community Perspective. Medical College of Wisconsin Translational Research Conference. 2006.
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