Evaluation of the Food for Fitness Team in North East Lincolnshire

Middleton, Geoff and Keegan, Richard and Rigby, Hannah (2010) Evaluation of the Food for Fitness Team in North East Lincolnshire. University of Lincoln - Independent Report.

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Abstract

This document reports on evaluation work completed by University of Lincoln through the Department of
Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science. It examines local opinion and feedback on the Food for Fitness (FFF)
team in North East Lincolnshire. The research was funded by the Specialist Health Promotion Service
(Section 1.0).
The research aimed to evaluate the success of the FFF by understanding the experiences and opinions of
those directly involved with the scheme. To gain an understanding of teachers, children and local
stakeholders a qualitative research methodology was employed (Section 2.0).
Headline findings from the evaluative research demonstrated achievement by having; 1) Operational
Infrastructure for Health Promotion in place by generating secure partnerships, coalitions and the ideal
practical environment for teaching and learning with food, and; 2) Impacting on Service Users, with methods
of delivery, well organised sessions or courses and enthusiastic staff members creating behaviour change:
Positively changing attitudes and skills levels so children and parents can ‘action’ healthier behaviours
towards food (Section 3.0).
The evaluation identified aspects of service capacity problems. The primary concerns revolved around
team availability and access as teachers require further assistance and advice in supporting their schools
to achieve current health agenda. (Section 4.0).

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Additional Information:This document reports on evaluation work completed by University of Lincoln through the Department of Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science. It examines local opinion and feedback on the Food for Fitness (FFF) team in North East Lincolnshire. The research was funded by the Specialist Health Promotion Service (Section 1.0). The research aimed to evaluate the success of the FFF by understanding the experiences and opinions of those directly involved with the scheme. To gain an understanding of teachers, children and local stakeholders a qualitative research methodology was employed (Section 2.0). Headline findings from the evaluative research demonstrated achievement by having; 1) Operational Infrastructure for Health Promotion in place by generating secure partnerships, coalitions and the ideal practical environment for teaching and learning with food, and; 2) Impacting on Service Users, with methods of delivery, well organised sessions or courses and enthusiastic staff members creating behaviour change: Positively changing attitudes and skills levels so children and parents can ‘action’ healthier behaviours towards food (Section 3.0). The evaluation identified aspects of service capacity problems. The primary concerns revolved around team availability and access as teachers require further assistance and advice in supporting their schools to achieve current health agenda. (Section 4.0).
Keywords:Health promotion, Health education, Health programme, Public health, bmjtype
Subjects:L Social studies > L431 Health Policy
C Biological Sciences > C841 Health Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:3531
Deposited By: Geoff Middleton
Deposited On:24 Oct 2010 00:11
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:49

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