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					          HIP HOP
 Genesee Valley Health Partnership
School Wellness Initiative & Wellness
               HIP HOP
•   Healthy
•   InPut,
•   Healthy
•   OutPut
•   HIP HOP is a curriculum, it is consulting,
    and it is a collaboration. All Livingston
    County schools can take advantage of the
    many resources available to them.
           HIP HOP
• Looking at body image…
• Looking at activity levels…
• Looking at developing competencies in
  terms of physical health…
• Looking at understanding healthy
  input & nutrition…
• Looking at life-long wellness…
      and not just obesity prevention!
• U.S. Prevalence
 Over the past three decades, the
 childhood obesity rate has more than
 doubled for preschool children aged 2-5
 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years,
 and it has more than tripled for children
 aged 6-11 years. At present, approximately
 nine million children over 6 years of age
 are considered obese.
   How Does This Impact
     Your Students?
Physical Health
· Glucose intolerance and insulin resistance
· Type 2 diabetes
· Hypertension
· High cholesterol levels
· Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver)
· Gallstones
· Sleep apnea
· Menstrual abnormalities
· Impaired balance
· Orthopedic problems
  How Does This Impact
    Your Students?
• Sub-optimal diets, inactivity, and hunger are also
  affecting our children’s ability to learn. Poorly
  nourished children are often tired, apathetic, and
  unable to concentrate. This also contributes to
  illness and absences.
• When children are active, their academic
  performance improves. “Nearly 200 studies on the
  effect of exercise on cognitive functioning
  suggest that physical activity supports learning”
• Again, weight is a part, but health and wellness
             are the goals.
   How Does This Impact
     Your Students?
Emotional Health
· Low self-esteem
· Negative body image
· Depression
Social Health
· Stigma
· Negative stereotyping
· Discrimination
· Teasing and bullying
· Social marginalization
HIP HOP Problem Solving
• Involve schools, parents, community,
  students, agencies
• Presently, there is limited experimental
  evidence regarding the best ways to
  prevent childhood obesity and the extent
  to which various potential factors
  contribute to weight gain.”
• So, we do what we can with the present
       HIP HOP Goals
• Work to provide proactive, research-
  based obesity prevention for
  Livingston County Schools
• Goals are to…
  – Increase Activity Levels
  – Improve Nutrition
  – Improve Overall Health Status
    Utilizing Curriculum
• Our Partnership is working to develop a
  program for Livingston County Schools
  based on that available evidence.
• Grades K-3 integrated curriculum in
  physical activity and nutrition
• Grades 4 & 5 recommended curriculum Eat
  Well, Keep Moving from Harvard
• Continue with general health curriculum in
  middle and high schools
       Utilizing Consulting
• School Health Index Assistance
• Noyes Memorial Hospital Healthy Heart Grant Low-fat milk,
  healthy snack practices in schools
• Livingston County Department of Health
   –  In school and community programs about nutrition and
     physical activity
   –  Assistance with special events such as health/wellness fairs
   –  Collaborating with Noyes on the low-fat milk and healthy
     snack practices in schools
   –  Heart Adventure Obstacle Course
• Cornell Cooperative Extension
   –   Classroom and community workshops and presentations
   –   Eat Smart, NY
   –   Resources and materials on nutrition and physical activity
       Utilizing Consulting
   –    Provide information from NYSED, new legislation, and
        school policies
• Genesee Valley Health Partnership
   –    The GVHP will coordinate and develop Hip-Hop
   –   Healthy Input, Healthy Output menu choices
   –   Implementation of those programs in schools
   –   A positive, activity based program for schools in
       development with monthly activities, simple to use
   –   HIP HOP News
  Utilizing Collaboration
• Lead coordinator from the GVHP is
  available to serve on Livingston
  County schools Wellness Committees
  as a consultant and to provide access
  to collaboration.
• Programs available from GVHP
  partners for schools at no cost
       Utilizing a System
•   Needs assessment
•   Analysis of data and information
•   Implementation in schools
•   Increase involvement of parents,
    staff, and community
  Utilizing Partners and
  Community Resources
• A partnership of Cornell Cooperative
  Extension, Livingston County DOH,
  Noyes Memorial Hospital, and BOCES
  coordinated by the Genesee Valley
  Health Partnership
       Staff Wellness
• Livingston Worksite Wellness
• Simple Steps Physical Activity
Other GVHP School Initiatives
• Healthy Communities That Care (HCTC) uses leading youth
    development models to assist the whole community in building a positive
    safe environment for all youth while addressing risk taking behaviors.
•   Youth Development frameworks used in HCTC are supported by: The
    Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP),U.S. Department of
    Education, and U.S Department of Human Services

•    Implications for Schools
•   Develop prevention strategies that are based on quantitative data specific
    to the school/community needs
•   Closely follows the NCLB guidelines, specifically Title IV: Safe and Drug-
    Free Schools and Community Act
•   Prevention Needs Assessment survey can be used for school assessment of
    problem behaviors
•   Brings together school, community, organizations and youth to build
    healthy, safe and positive environments
Other GVHP School Initiatives
• The goal of Second Step is to build problem solving and
  social skills. Children who learn and use the skills presented
  in Second Step are more likely to get along with others and
  do well in school.
• The lessons in the program are divided into three areas:
• Empathy Training - Students learn how to identify
  feelings, interpret how others feel and show others they
  Problem Solving -Students learn to control impulses, use
  basic social skills and negotiate with others.
  Anger Management - Students learn to calm themselves,
  evaluate their actions and think positively.

• Jean Angililli, Genesee Valley Health
• Thank you!

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