A Systems Perspective for Integrating a Community-Based, Family-Centered Nutrition and Exercise Program in a Pre-exiting Physical Extracurricular Activity (0.17h)

Posted on: December 10th, 2021 by DNP Inc.
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This educational offering provides 0.17 CEU and was presented in the Policy track. The course includes a static poster and an MP3 audio file from the presentation originally shared at the 14th National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference at the Swissotel in Chicago, August 2021.

Chayna Hardy-Taylor, DNP, CRNP
Chayna Hardy-Taylor received her DNP from George Washington University after implementing and evaluating a project that focused on childhood obesity. The purpose of the project was to tackle some of the systems level issues that contribute to childhood obesity through the integration of a nutrition and exercise program in an urban community organization, which she continues her work on presently. Chayna holds the position as a CRNP at a retail health facility providing family care services to the community, a position that she thoroughly enjoys.

The purpose of this study was to utilize a systems perspective in the implementation and evaluation of a community-based, family-centered nutrition and exercise program at the organization to increase knowledge of healthy food behaviors and improve youth participant’s attitude and mindset towards a healthy lifestyle over twelve weeks. This presentation relates to the conference theme because it focuses on incorporating quality improvement initiatives in a community organization to improve the health of pediatric obese individuals and families.

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