Fit & fuelled kids: program evaluation report 2010

Ostini, Jenny and Ostini, Remo (2011) Fit & fuelled kids: program evaluation report 2010. Project Report. University of Queensland , Brisbane, Australia. [Report]

Abstract

Fit & Fuelled Kids is community health program designed to improve health outcomes by increasing levels of physical activity, active transport, and healthy eating among primary school‐aged children in Ipswich. Developed and delivered by Ipswich City Council, the program enjoys strong demand and is very well received in the schools in which it has operated.

This report provides an assessment of whether the program is achieving the purpose it was designed to accomplish. Evidence suggests that the program is largely effective in meeting most of its goals. The least successful component of the program, active transport, may be hindered by infrastructure factors in schools’ surrounding neighbourhoods – factors that are beyond the control of the program itself.

Council may need to give careful consideration to the process it uses to select schools and the values that underpin that process. Recommendations are made with the aim of improving the reach and effectiveness of the program, as well as its capacity for achieving stated goals.


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Additional Information: Copyright 2011 by the University of Queensland, Healthy Communities Research Centre. No part of the material protected by this copyright notice may be reproduced or utilised in any form, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any other information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the copyright holder.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 07:53
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 05:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: community health, evaluation, qualitative methods, interviewing, health outcomes
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111704 Community Child Health
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health
C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.13140/2.1.3463.8085
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26001

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