The Precede-Proceed Model Of Childhood Obesity Analysis

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The Precede-Proceed Model effectively applies to Norfolk, Virginia’s battle with childhood obesity. This model is one of the most popular models in health education with eight phases to provide guidance in planning any health program (Sharma & Romas, 2012, p. 41). Norfolk, Virginia applied the first phase of social assessment by identifying the concern of childhood obesity within their city. Childhood obesity remains a concern for the community of Norfolk as indicated in a Community Health Needs Assessment that was completed in May 2013 by Community Health Solutions. Based on the assessment, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters identified the following prioritized list of community health needs: 1. Child Abuse, 2. Childhood Obesity, …show more content…
An area of high risk was identified and Step Royale targets this population to aid in increasing physical activity. Behavioral determinants identified were lack of physical activity with increased television and computer use, video gaming and poor food choices due to either economic limitations or families who do not provide healthy food choices. Environmental determinants that were identified included children are consuming a large portion of their calories by school meals and options needed to be improved, healthy snacks and fresh fruits and vegetables need to be readily available for improving nutrition and reducing caloric intake by eliminating sugary drinks and …show more content…
47). The application to childhood obesity in Norfolk Virginia is an appropriate health issue for this model as it is a comprehensive model that suits the application to extensive health issues like childhood obesity. Changing behaviors through health program planning and interventions is the goal of Precede-Proceed Model and Norfolk Virginia is implementing these strategies to combat childhood obesity in the

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