Children, Youth, and Families at Risk-Sustainable Community Grant Project: Just Be It! Healthy and Fit

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Plan Goals:

Reduce the risk factors for childhood obesity for fifth grade students in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Los Alamos Counties by providing nutrition education, increasing exercise time, and affecting change in the home and school environment.

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Children, Youth, and Families at Risk-Sustainable Community Grant Project: Just Be It! Healthy and Fit (Cibola County)
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Children, Youth, and Families at Risk-Sustainable Community Grant Project: Just Be It! Healthy and Fit (Rio Arriba County)
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk-Sustainable Community Grant Project: Just Be It! Healthy and Fit (Rio Arriba County)
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk-Sustainable Community Grant Project: Just Be It! Healthy and Fit (Santa Fe County)

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Children, Youth, and Families at Risk-Sustainable Community Grant Project: Just Be It! Healthy and Fit (Cibola County)
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Reduce the risk factors for childhood obesity for Pre School thru fifth grade students in Cibola County by providing nutrition education, increasing exercise time, and affecting change in the home and school environment.

Children, Youth, and Families at Risk-Sustainable Community Grant Project: Just Be It! Healthy and Fit

Focus with second year programing Cibola County Home Economist is participating in the JUST BE IT program. Agent helped to carry out the program by bringing JUST BE IT to Cibola County Family Future Foundation Center along with two Cibola County Elementary School 5th grade PE classes. Mesa View and Laguna Elementary Schools. JUST BE IT consists of after school student’s grades kindergarten to 5th grade. The Just Be It! Healthy and Fit curriculum is so well done that the program meets all ages and stages.
Uniquely Cibola County has taken the JUST BE IT Curriculum and adapted the program to meet the needs of kindergarten through 5th grade students.
Program has an attendance of 20 students per week at the Family Center and over 240 students at the Elementary Schools with one hour class, each Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Family Center and 8:30 am at Mesa View Elementary and 1:30 p.m. Laguna Elementary Schools. The Cibola County Extension Home Economist will educate and implement JBI curriculum to reduce the risk factors for child hood obesity for kindergarten and-5th grade students in Cibola County by providing nutrition and education, by increasing exercise time, and effective change in the home and after school environments.
Out of the 240 students in attendance pre test showed over 70% of the students showed a lack of knowledge in the areas of the nutritional values of fruits and vegetables. Also the value of exercise and the impact it makes on a healthy student and adult.
Post test showed 95 % have shown knowledge learned in the areas of nutrition, implementing the healthy choices vary your veggie and focus on fruit and the food pyramid.
Plus, Power up your exercise implementing the Physical Activity Programs especially the jump rope activity and workbooks
(Progress towards the short-term objectives.)
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The long term objective of expanding the program to other New Mexico counties showed progress. Currently one county agent, in addition to the 3 agents working on the project, is using the program. The Just Be It! plan of work appears at http://pow.nmsu.edu/view_template.php?plan_id=31, the New Mexico Extension website and on the web site www.nmcyfar.org. County agents can sign on to participate in the program. The Just Be It! Healthy and Fit curriculum is available on DVD and in print form. As more Extension agents are trained to deliver the program, more youth and their family members will reduce risk factors for obesity and develop a healthy lifestyle.

Products and Publications
Baca, J. & D. Jimenez, P. Roybal Sánchez (April 2010) Just Be It Program Increases Fifth Graders' Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Physical Activity and Nutrition Knowledge. Workshop for 2010 Priester National Extension Health Conference, Mobile, Alabama (peer reviewed)

DelCampo, D. & R. DelCampo, D. Jimenez, J. Baca, P. Roybal Sánchez (May 2010). New Mexico's Just Be It Program Reduces Childhood Obesity Risk Factors. CYFAR 2010 Conference Poster Session, San Francisco, CA (peer reviewed).

DelCampo, D. & R. DelCampo, D. Jimenez, J. Baca, P. Roybal Sánchez (May 2010). New Mexico's Just Be It Program Reduces Childhood Obesity Risk Factors. CYFAR 2010 Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, CA. (peer reviewed).
http://www1.cyfernet.org/cyfar2010/program-showcase.html

Sánchez, P. & D. Jimenez, J. Baca, K. Garcia, D. DelCampo, R. DelCampo (September 2010) Just Be It Program Reduces Childhood Obesity Risk Factors. National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Conference Poster Session, Portland, Maine (peer reviewed).

Sánchez, P. & D. Jimenez, J. Baca, K. Garcia, D. DelCampo, R. DelCampo (September 2010) Just Be It Program Reduces Childhood Obesity Risk Factors. National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences 2010 Annual Conference Proceedings, Portland, Maine (peer reviewed) http://neafcs.org/assets/2010-annual-session/Online-Conference-CD/NEAFCS-AS-2010-Sanchez-Just-Be-It-Program-Flyer.pdf

Sánchez, P. & D. Jimenez, J. Baca, K. Garcia, D. DelCampo, R. DelCampo (October 2010) Just Be It Program Reduces Childhood Obesity Risk Factors. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Annual Conference Poster Session, Phoenix, AZ (peer reviewed).

Baca, J. & D. Jimenez, K. Garcia, P. Roybal Sánchez (October 2010) Regional Team Award- Educational Package for Just Be It! Placemats from National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

DelCampo, D., Baca, J., Jimenez, D., Sánchez, P. & DelCampo, R. (2011) Just Be It! Healthy and Fit Increases Fifth Graders Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Physical Activity and Nutrition Knowledge. Journal of Extension [On-line], 49 (1) Article 1RIB5. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2011february/rb5.php

(Progress towards the long-term objectives.)
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The medium-term objective (1) for students to increase their nutrition knowledge during the school year was met. There was a statistically significant increase in nutrition knowledge scores for fifth grade students from September 2010 to March 2011.

Students increased their nutrition knowledge after receiving nutrition classes during the school year. In Santa Fe County, 168 students were in the program and completed both the pre and post tests on nutrition knowledge. The pre-survey average score was 8.37 (52%) and the posttest average score was 12.85 (80%) showing a 4.48 point (54%) gain. The difference in scores was statistically significant (p≤.0001).


The medium term objective (2) for students to increase their fruit and vegetable intake was not met. For Santa Fe County, there was not a statistically significant difference in the amount of fruits or vegetables eaten from the pre to post test. 149 students were in the program and completed pre and post surveys on the intake of fruits and vegetables. The pre-survey average score for fruits was 3.49 and the posttest average score was 3.44. The difference in scores was not statistically significant (p≤ .6739). The pre-survey average score for eating vegetables was 2.77 and the posttest average score was 2.74. The difference in scores was not statistically significant (p≤ .8584) based on a paired t-test.


The medium term objective (3) for students to increase their amount of physical exercise was met. For Santa Fe County, there was a statistically significant difference for physical activity for the year. In Santa Fe County, 148 students were in the program and completed pre and post surveys on physical activity. The pre-survey average score was 3.18 and the posttest average score was 3.47. The difference in scores was statistically significant (p≤ .0555).


The medium term objective (4) for parents to increase their nutrition knowledge was met. In Santa Fe County, 119 parents returned the evaluation and showed an increase in knowledge after receiving newsletters at home. The pretest score average was 74% and the posttest score average was 93% (out of 100%). There was a 26% knowledge gain for parents. The return rate for newsletter evaluations was 71% (n= 168).
(Progress towards the medium-term objectives.)
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The short-term objective of knowledge gain for students attending a one-day field trip, held September 2010, was met. There was a knowledge gain for fifth grade students on nutrition guidelines, making healthy snacks, physical activity, and goal setting as a result of attending workshops at a one-day educational field trip.

In 2010, 220 students from four schools in Santa Fe County participated. Pre and post knowledge tests for the day long program were administered and showed a 50% knowledge gain for the students.
(Progress towards the short-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 31, 2011, 3:06 pm
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The long term objective of expanding the program to other New Mexico counties showed progress. Currently one county agent, in addition to the 3 agents working on the project, is using the program. The Just Be It! plan of work appears at http://pow.nmsu.edu/view_template.php?plan_id=31, the New Mexico Extension website and on the web site www.nmcyfar.org. County agents can sign on to participate in the program. The Just Be It! Healthy and Fit curriculum is available on DVD and in print form. As more Extension agents are trained to deliver the program, more youth and their family members will reduce risk factors for obesity and develop a healthy lifestyle.

Products and Publications
Baca, J. & D. Jimenez, P. Roybal Sánchez (April 2010) Just Be It Program Increases Fifth Graders' Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Physical Activity and Nutrition Knowledge. Workshop for 2010 Priester National Extension Health Conference, Mobile, Alabama (peer reviewed)

DelCampo, D. & R. DelCampo, D. Jimenez, J. Baca, P. Roybal Sánchez (May 2010). New Mexico's Just Be It Program Reduces Childhood Obesity Risk Factors. CYFAR 2010 Conference Poster Session, San Francisco, CA (peer reviewed).

DelCampo, D. & R. DelCampo, D. Jimenez, J. Baca, P. Roybal Sánchez (May 2010). New Mexico's Just Be It Program Reduces Childhood Obesity Risk Factors. CYFAR 2010 Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, CA. (peer reviewed).
http://www1.cyfernet.org/cyfar2010/program-showcase.html

Sánchez, P. & D. Jimenez, J. Baca, K. Garcia, D. DelCampo, R. DelCampo (September 2010) Just Be It Program Reduces Childhood Obesity Risk Factors. National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Conference Poster Session, Portland, Maine (peer reviewed).

Sánchez, P. & D. Jimenez, J. Baca, K. Garcia, D. DelCampo, R. DelCampo (September 2010) Just Be It Program Reduces Childhood Obesity Risk Factors. National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences 2010 Annual Conference Proceedings, Portland, Maine (peer reviewed)
http://neafcs.org/assets/2010-annual-session/Online-Conference-CD/NEAFCS-AS-2010-Sanchez-Just-Be-It-Program-Flyer.pdf

Sánchez, P. & D. Jimenez, J. Baca, K. Garcia, D. DelCampo, R. DelCampo (October 2010) Just Be It Program Reduces Childhood Obesity Risk Factors. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Annual Conference Poster Session, Phoenix, AZ (peer reviewed).

Baca, J. & D. Jimenez, K. Garcia, P. Roybal Sánchez (October 2010) Regional Team Award- Educational Package for Just Be It! Placemats from National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

DelCampo, D., Baca, J., Jimenez, D., Sánchez, P. & DelCampo, R. (2011) Just Be It! Healthy and Fit Increases Fifth Graders Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Physical Activity and Nutrition Knowledge. Journal of Extension [On-line], 49 (1) Article 1RIB5. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2011february/rb5.php

Sánchez, P., Baca, J., Jimenez, D., & Garcia, K. (April 2011) Be the Vitamin that Keeps Kids Going with the Just Be It! Healthy and Fit Program. Head to Toe Conference Workshop, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sánchez, P., Baca, J., Jimenez, D., & Garcia, K. (July 2011) Just Be It! Healthy and Fit Healthy Lifestyles Program for Youth and Their Families Curriculum book & DVD. Las Cruces, NM: New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service. (peer reviewed).

Sánchez, P., Baca, J., Jimenez, D., & Garcia, K., (August 2011) Just Be It! Healthy and Fit Program Curriculum. Rio Rancho Public Schools After-School Program Staff In-Service Training, Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Sánchez, Paula Roybal, (September 2011) Just Be It! Healthy and Fit Program Curriculum. Los Alamos Family YMCA After-School Program Staff In-Service Training, Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Sánchez, P., Baca, J., Jimenez, D., Garcia, K., & DelCampo, D., (September 2011) Just Be It! Healthy and Fit. National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Session Concurrent Workshop, Albuquerque, New Mexico (peer reviewed).

Sánchez, P., Baca, J., Jimenez, D., Garcia, K., & DelCampo, D., (September 2011) Just Be It! Healthy and Fit. National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Session Albuquerque, New Mexico conference proceedings (peer reviewed).
http://www.neafcs.org/assets/2011-annual-session/Session-Presentations/NEAFCS-AS-2011-Baca-Just-Be-It-Healthy-Fit.pdf
(Progress towards the long-term objectives.)
Permalink - Posted October 31, 2011, 12:58 pm
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