GROW Healthy Families
GROW Healthy Kids & Communities supports families of rural places to survey and improve their family home nutrition and physical activity environments. GROW HKC supports Oregon rural families’ abilities to make healthy eating and physical activity behaviors at home easy and sustainable.
Families with children attending our partnered Oregon elementary schools in Bonanza, Chiloquin, Clatskanie, Estacada, Molalla, and Rainier are invited to join GROW Healthy Kids and Communities. Children in grades K-5/6 and their parents, guardians or caregivers participate in project programming to help families and children learn to eat, grow, and play healthfully.
- Family Physical Activity Measurement
Families will have an opportunity to measure their physical activity using accelerometers.
- Nutrition & Physical Activity Self Survey
Families complete self-reports that measure family home nutrition and physical activity supports and readiness for change.
- Physical Activity Feedback
This report will provide families with objective data that shows how active children are throughout the day.
- Self Assessment Feedback
These reports help families understand their family level behaviors and family-home characteristics, that relate to child-level health.
- Healthy/Active Family Newsletters
A monthly newsletter directed toward supporting healthy home environmental and behavioral changes related to healthy eating, and physical activity.
- Family focus groups to inform policy and practice
Teach the researchers about what works in your family and what challenges you face and help support other rural families.