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This powerpoint presentation was put together by Jean O'Connor, Chronic Disease Prevention Director of the Georgia Department of Public Health, and presented on September 30 at our Georgia Children's Advocacy Network (GA-CAN!) Forum. This month we looked at the good, the bad, and the ugly of kids and the screen world.


  • 1. Gone are the Days of Saturday Morning CartoonsJean OConnor, JD, MPH, DrPHChronic Disease Prevention DirectorGeorgia Department of Public Health

2. Thats All Folks! Saturday MorningCartoons Bid Farewell1. Kids patterns of screenuse are changing2. Youth obesity has beenrising until very recently3. Youth nutritionalbehaviors remainrelatively unchanged4. Social media andtechnology presentsopportunities to promotehealth among school ageyouth5. Georgia SHAPE offers astatewide approach toaddressing theseopportunities 3. Screen Time (High School)50403020100Percent of High School Students who PlayVideo/Computer Games and Watch TV for three ormore hours, GA vs US, 20132005 2007 2009 2011 2013PercentYearGA-VideoGA-TVUS-VideoUS-TVTrend (2005-2013) The prevalence of studentshaving used a computer forthree or more hoursincreased in both GA andthe US The prevalence of studentshaving watched TV for 3 ormore hours decreased inboth GA and the USIn 2013 60% of high school studentswatched TV and/or playedvideo or computer gamesfor three or more hours perday on an average schoolday 37% texted or e-mailedwhile driving on one ormore days in the past 30days.*Played video or computer games or used a computer for something that wasschoolwork for three or more hours per day on an average school day 4. Screen Time (Middle School)Trend (2005-2013) The prevalence of studentshaving used a computer for threeor more hours increased in GA The prevalence of studentshaving watched TV for 3 ormore hours decreased in GAIn 2013 60% of middle school studentswatched TV and/or played videoor computer games for three ormore hours per day on anaverage school dayPercent of Middle School Students who PlayVideo/Computer Games* and Watch TV for6050403020100three or more hours, GA vs US, 20132005 2007 2009 2011 2013PercentYearGA-VideoGA-TV*Played video or computer games or used a computer for something that wasschoolwork for three or more hours per day on an average school day 5. Overweight and obesityGeorgia (High School) Overweight: 17% Obese: 13% Non-Hispanic (NH) blackstudents were morelikely to be overweight &obese than NH whitestudents1614121086420% of Georgia High School Students whowere Obese, 2003-20132003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013Percentage (%)YearGeorgiaUnited States 6. Dietary behaviorsGeorgia (High School)In 2013 19% ate fruit or drank 100%fruit juice 3 times/day 11% ate vegetables 3times/day 8% ate fruit or drank 100%juice 2 times/day and atevegetables 3 times/day 24% drank a can/bottle/glassof soda 1 time/day 34% ate fast food 3days/week 15% skipped breakfast everyday2520151050Daily Fruit and Vegetable Intake amongGeorgia High School Students, 2003-20132003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013Percentage (%)YearGeorgia - Fruits 3times/dayGeorgia - Vegetables 3 times/dayU.S. - Fruits 3times/dayU.S. - Vegetables 3times/day 7. Social Media Technology Potential Four out of five of teens now have a cellphone and half of those ownsmartphones Nearly 40% of all teens who havesmartphones, up from just 23% in 2011 One in four teens have a tablet computer Nine in ten teens have a computer orhave access to one at home One in four teens are cell-mostlyinternet users and one in two older girls One in three teen girls ages 14-17 saythey mostly go online using their cellphone, compared with 24% of teen boysages 14-17Opportunities SocialConnectedness SchoolConnectedness Parentalconnectedness Health-relatedapplications Tools tomoderate risk-takingbehavior HealthinformationSource: Pew 2013 8. Shape is Shared Stewardship for YouthObesity Prevention in GeorgiaGeorgiaSchoolsSHAPE GrantsPower Up for 30Investment, Resources & TA: Action for Healthy Kids Alliance for a HealthierGeneration Childrens Healthcare Georgia Organics HealthMPowers i4 Learning WAY UniversitiesGeorgia School PA& Nutrition ToolkitProfessionalDevelopmentRecognition: SHAPE Honor Roll Alliance AwardsPrivate Companies &Foundations SupportingPrograms: BCBS, Centene,The Coca-Cola CompanyAcademic Research:Programs & PoliciesState Agency Collaboration:DOE, DPH, DOA, DCH 9. SHAPE Logic ModelInputsShared Vision/ValuesPartnershipsCollaborationsState level LeadershipGovernor, Lt. Governor, PublicHealth Commissioner, SHAPECouncilResource InvestmentState agency investment: DPH,DCH, DoE, Ag, DECALPrivate partnersFederal investmentsData and EvidenceVital RecordsFitnessgramBRFSS/YRBSSchool Health ProfileNational SurveysGeorgia-specific research andsurveillanceActivitiesPartner EngagementSHAPE CouncilAcademic communitySchools, DOE, Ag, DECALPublic health systemCommunicationSchool SupportsSHAPE School GrantsImplementation of Power Upfor 30 statewideGeorgia Grown School FoodsTraining, TA and Dialog withSchool Nutrition DirectorsPartnerships with after schoolprogramsResearch and Data GatheringHealthy Communities Efforts Georgia GrownHealth PromotionCDC 1305 grantBreastfeeding5 Star Hospitals projectWorkplace healthbreastfeeding projectShort-Term OutputsIndividual levelIncreased youth physicalactivity and consumption offruits and vegetablesIncreased adult and youthawarenessSchool/Community LevelIncreased number of schools,ECEs, and after schoolprograms with physical activityand nutrition-friendlyenvironmentsIncreased # of Georgiansengaged in SHAPE in disparatecommunitiesClinical LevelIncreased # of clinicians/publichealth staff trained in pediatricobesity mgmtPolicy LevelSustainability of Power Up andSHAPE grantsBreastfeeding hospital andworkplace policiesSchool district policiessupporting nut/PASchool food procurementpolicy implementedLong Term OutcomesChange in aerobic capacitymeasure (Fitness assessment)Healthier school and earlycare food environmentsIncreased physical activityopportunities for youth aged1-18Increased rates ofbreastfeeding initiation andsustainment to 6 monthsIncreased communitycapability to implement youthobesity prevention effortsReduced race/ethnicity andurban rural disparities inyouth obesity rates and breastfeeding rates 10. EXAMPLE: SHAPE School Grants$175,000forphysicalactivity47schools in25counties34,000kids inhealthierschools 11. Jean OConnor, JD, DrPHChronic Disease Prevention DirectorGeorgia Department of Public Health2 Peachtree Street, NW, 16th FloorAtlanta, Georgia 30303Phone: 404-656-2480Email: Jean.OConnor@dph.ga.govDPH online: www.dph.ga.govDPH on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GaDPHDPH on Twitter: www.twitter.com/GaDPH