Articles + Reports

MEND Scale Up and Implementation

There is a growing body of evidence pointing to the benefits of family-based intervention programs for children who are departing from the healthy weight trajectory. MEND is a family-based intervention from the United Kingdom that was offered in British Columbia between 2013 and 2017. The MEND Scale Up and Implementation 2014-2016 Evaluation Report focuses on programs implemented from July 2014 to June 2016. The MEND Scale Up and Implementation 2014-2016 Evaluation Report builds on the findings from the earlier Shifting the Destination by Shifting the Trajectory Evaluation Report, which includes MEND evaluation findings from April 2013 to June 2014.

Childhood Healthy Weights Intervention Initiative

The Childhood Obesity Foundation and it’s partners are excited to share the Childhood Healthy Weights Intervention Initiative final evaluation report titled ‘Childhood Healthy Weights Intervention Initiative: Shifting the Destination by Shifting the Trajectory’ along with an Executive Summary to the Report. The report concludes that the Initiative successfully used a family-focused, multi-agency approach to address childhood obesity. It presents cumulative evaluation findings for the province-wide scale up of Shapedown BC and MEND programs delivered from Winter 2013 through Spring 2014, the first four cycles of the Initiative. It shares program-specific highlights and lessons learned (February 2016).

We are pleased to share a copy of the Evaluation Presentation titled, “Evaluating a multi-faceted healthy weights demonstration project in BC: Transforming apples and oranges into a delicious fruit salad” that was shared at the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference in November 2015.

We are happy to present the progress report on the Childhood Healthy Weights Intervention Initiative “Our Journey” | March 2014

Other Articles and Reports:
World Health Organization

Katerina Maximova, Stefan Kuhle, Zachary Davidson, Christina Fung, Paul Veugelers | October 27, 2012

Carol Wilson | October 9, 2012

Jennifer Baidal, Elsie Taveras | October 2012

Leonardo Trasande, Samprit Chatterjee | September 6, 2012

MH Park, C Falconer, RM Viner, S Kinra | March 14, 2012

Public Health Agency of Canada & Canadian Institute for Health Information | June 20, 2011

Joan C Han, Debbie Lawlor, Sue Kimm | May 2010

Frank Biro, Michelle Wien | March 24, 2010

Paul Franks, Robert Hanson, William Knowler, Maurice Sievers, Peter Bennett, Helen Looker | February 11, 2010

Statistics Canada | January 13, 2010

JJ Puder, S Munsch | 2010

Melissa Crocker, Jack Yanovski | September 2009

Kenneth Gruber, Lauren Haldeman | July 2009

Yung Seng Lee | January 2009

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