Korean Adolescent’s Obesity Education Program Essay

Korean Adolescent’s Obesity Education Program Essay

Mission Statement

  • The Korean Adolescent’s Obesity Education Program will improve the quality of life of obese adolescents in Seoul. This will be done by educating these young people on good eating habits as well as the value of exercise. Many children around the world suffer from obesity and are at risk of becoming obese. The program will help children grow up to be healthy individuals free from the complications brought about by obesity. By becoming more aware of what adolescents do and the food they eat, obesity can be reversed and prevented even before its ill effects are felt. In the long run, the program will reduce the number of adults who are victims of hypertension and other heart ailments.


Goals

  • To develop a six-month program or action plan that will educate adolescents who are obese or are at risk of becoming obese with the help of health care professionals in order to control/reduce the number of obese adolescents.
  • To make Korean adolescent more aware on the effects of bad eating habits and the lack of exercise which leads to obesity which can eventually lead to other more serious ailments such as hypertension and heart problems.
  • To reduce the number of obese Korean adolescent and prevent those at risk of becoming obese from becoming obese by introducing a healthy lifestyle.

Objectives

Process

  • By May 1, 2010, the Korean Adolescent’s Obesity Education Program should have already enlisted the aid of an obesity educator, registered nurse, registered dietician, exercise physiologist, and physician. It must also get the cooperation of the clinics located in different schools.
  • By May 10, 2010, the program should have already coordinated with Medical Clinics in schools for a list of students that are obese or are at risks of becoming obese so that they may be referred into the program.
  • By May 31, 2010, Medical Clinics in schools should have already finished in their task of disseminating preliminary information about the program which includes disseminating leaflets and program schedules.
  • One nurse, one physician and one exercise physiologist shall be assigned to each school in the city for a bi-monthly session with the students composing of lectures and a series of exercise routines.
  • The Nurses shall take note of each child’s progress for each session and will track if the child is losing weight.

Impact

  • By June 1, 2010, the first part of 12 sessions should already be put in motion and the initial weight records for the students taken. Each session will consist of a lecture and a 30-minute exercise routine. The children should be advised that they should do the 30-minute routine on a daily basis.
  • By June 25, 2010, the second part of the program should have already commenced.
  • By July 1, 2010, the third part of the program should be underway and the children should have already shown at least an 8% decline in their weight.
  • After each month, the children should show a reduction in weight. By October 1, 2010, the physicians should talk to the parents of those children who are not showing progress and request for their cooperation
  • By December 31, 2010, the students should already show normal weight levels.
  • By January 31, 2011, physicians will conduct a check on the students who undertook the program to see if the students are able to maintain their weight.

Outcome

  • After the six-month Korean Adolescent’s Obesity Education Program, 90% of adolescent who were in the program must present normal weight levels comparative to their age and height.
  • By January 31, 2011, 90% of the children who were in the program will be able to maintain the healthy lifestyle which was taught to them and still have normal weight levels.

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