Get Real Fit at Tempe Public Library

Information about Get Real Fit at Tempe Public Library

Published on December 30, 2007

Author: Marian

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Get Real, Get Fit! @ Tempe Public Library 2005-2006:  Get Real, Get Fit! @ Tempe Public Library 2005-2006 Sarah Kaufman Tempe Public Library Program Overview:  Program Overview 4 health festivals Focus: help combat the growing epidemic of obesity and physical inactivity among young people by giving them tools to make healthy choices in their lives 14-18 booths with free food, games, activities, contests, and prizes Community participation Quick Facts:  Quick Facts Dates: May 05, Aug 05, Oct 05, and Mar 06 Location: Tempe Public Library and Escalante Comm. Center Times: Sunday, 1-3pm Target Pop: Teens ages 12-18 and their families Total participants: 663 Festival Mechanics:  Festival Mechanics Reception desk- sign in, photo release, raffle ticket, bag FitCheck Form/ room map/ survey Visit booths; get signed-off Raffles every ½ hour Completed Fitcheck = entry into grand prize drawing Incentives/Prizes:  Incentives/Prizes Janway catalog www.janway.com water bottles, cd case, magnetic poetry, bags Summer reading prizes- frisbees, hackey sacks Electronic Jump ropes pedometers Am/Fm radios w/ headsets Giveaways from comm. Partners Food! Food! Food! Primary Community Partners:  Primary Community Partners Whole Foods Market Teen Friends Group of TPL Friends of the TPL The Army National Guard Weight Watchers City of Tempe agencies including The Parks and Recreation Department, Escalante Community Center, and Kiwanis Recreational Center Community Partners (cont..) :  Community Partners (cont..) Subway Tempe Family YMCA Maricopa County Community Nutrition Department TGEN Genomics Research Institute Yoga and pilates instructors Local chiropractor Skin care experts Tempe Youth Leadership Group Escalante Youth Leadership Group Outreach / Advertising:  Outreach / Advertising Library Website, flyers, handouts City of Tempe programming brochures Water bill Local parenting magazines Arizona Republic Newspaper Packets sent to middle/high school librarians High school visits Email database Quotes from Participants:  Quotes from Participants “Great program. Good participation at all four events. The program at the Escalante Center really seemed to bring in the teens. Having teens man the booths, such as the Teen Friends of the Tempe Public Library, helped with encouraging the teen patrons to interact with booth activities.” – Nick Escalante, Senior City of Tempe Social Service Coordinator Quotes from Participants:  Quotes from Participants “It was a great experience, and I look forward to it every time it comes up.” -Dimitri Witowski, TPL Teen Friend “I love being active, and Get Real, Get Fit! is a great way to show other people how important (and fun!) a healthy lifestyle can be.  Where else can you play active games, learn about nutrition, study DNA, and sample healthy, great-tasting snacks?  It just goes to show that anything related to health and exercise doesn't have to be a chore!”- Mimi Ringness, TPL Teen Friend Quotes from Participants:  Quotes from Participants "Get Real, Get Fit, is a great opportunity for a community to be involved with educating a crucial age group in the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. It can pass along much needed information using an environment that is geared to the pre-teen and teenage years and exposes whole families to knowledgeable experts and local businesses that they may otherwise have had little contact with." – Lily Rice, TPL employee Program Strengths:  Program Strengths Replication Community partnerships and connections Health info presented in fun and interactive way Addressed low health literacy skills Teen to Teen interaction Program Challenges:  Program Challenges Finding health experts Recruiting non-library users Keeping festivals fresh with new games, activities, and info Evaluation / Outcomes:  Evaluation / Outcomes Successfully reached teens ages 12-18 and their families Highest teen turn-out at Escalante Community Center Teens repeatedly came back Attendance goals surpassed! Survey Results:  Survey Results Unexpected Outcomes:  Unexpected Outcomes Teen group interest in participating Shift from library staff involvement to heavy teen involvement in planning and implementing Lessons Learned / Suggestions:  Lessons Learned / Suggestions At least one solid community partner Teen advisory boards / friends groups Promotion outside of library Replicate! Talk to teens Lessons Learned / Suggestions (cont..):  Lessons Learned / Suggestions (cont..) Form your team Contact sheet Be creative Try new things Respond to feedback/adjust Booth Activities & Games:  Booth Activities & Games Sugar City Calories Count Mix ‘n Match Food Labels Fast Food Frenzy Snacktoids Exercise game Myth Busters Learner styles- quiz What’s in Your Bowl? MindFit Food Pyramid Game Fitness Word Search Fitness Scramble Situp/Pushup contest Hula Hoop Contest Hackey Sack Contest Obstacle Course Fitness Mural Booth Activities & Games (cont..):  Booth Activities & Games (cont..) Dance Dance Revolution In the Mix video Portion Distortion Goal chart Goals thru origami Pilates booth Skin Care booth Posture booth Ask-A-Librarian Marshmallow Toss Free Resources :  Free Resources U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention 1-800-729-6686 www.samhsa.gov www.freevibe.com www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information P.O. Box 2345 Rockville, MD 20847 1-800-729-6686 Washington State Dairy Council 4201 198th St. S.W. Suite 102 Lynnwood, WA 98036-6751 425-744-1616 www.eatsmart.org NICHD www.nichd.nih.gov/milk www.eatwellbewell.org 5-a-day campaign Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion U.S. Dept of Agriculture 3101 Park Center Drive #1034 Alexandria, VA 22302-3964 [email protected] A Parent's Guide to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Strang Cancer Prevention Center 428 East 72nd Street, Suite 600 New York, NY 10021 Phone: 212-794-4900 x 194 Email: [email protected] CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention PO Box 648 Hanover, MD 21076 http://www.cdc.gov/ Contact Info:  Contact Info Sarah Kaufman Youth Librarian- Tempe Public Library 3500 S Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ 85282 480-350-5521 [email protected]

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