Purchase Area Health Connections (PAHC) has developed a Childhood Obesity Prevention Action Team (COPAT) and is seeking K-8 parent participation in a survey on Childhood Obesity Prevention. The PAHC has ten $50 gift cards to give away in a drawing for those that participate in the survey and fill out the voluntary information.
You can see the survey here.
The COPAT team is comprised of members from schools across the region, health clinics, community college, university, hospitals, public health, parks and recreation and other non-profit organizations. COPAT is working to develop a childhood obesity toolkit that can be used in our community to address the childhood obesity epidemic.
= Due to the high rate of obesity, this generation may be the first in U.S. history to not outlive their parents.
= Students who are obese are more likely than non-obese children to have lower academic scores, lower self-esteem, and more hospital stays.
= If current U.S. trends continue, more than 57 percent of today’s youth will be obese at age 35.
Survey participation is voluntary. Since we are not collecting individually identifiable data, it has been determined that survey participation is exempt from IRB standards. Aggregated results of this and other surveys will be shared broadly to inform our project and community. Should you have any questions about this survey, please contact our data analyst, Kaitlyn Krolikowski, at 270-444-9625 x191. Thanks again for your participation!