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Social Cognitive Theory Childhood Obesity

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The childhood obesity rate, nationally, is about 18 percent and the prevalence of obesity is “13.9 percent among 2- to 5-year-olds, 18.4 percent among 6- to 11-year-olds and 20.6 percent among 12- to 19-year-olds (The State of Childhood Obesity, 2017). On a state level, Texas has the 19th highest childhood obesity rate in the nation, where Texas’s children rate is currently 14.9 percent, up from 7.3 percent in 2000 (The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, 2017). Specifically in Harris County, it is “estimated that 34 percent of the Houston area children (aged 12 and over) are overweight/obese (Healthy Living Matters, 2017).
In regards to race and ethnicity, minority children in the United States have the highest prevalence …show more content…

Essentially, the social cognitive theory (SCT) emphasizes the concept of reciprocal determinism. The three subsets of reciprocal determinism include environment, person, and behavioral. Firstly, the environment subset focuses on the stimuli from the social and physical environment that a specific individual is exposed to. As it relates to our plan, will host workshop programs which stress over how to effective utilize you community resources and push the ideal of not being stagnate in the process to better ones health. Secondly, the person subset of the SCT theory focuses on the individual itself understanding their cognitive process and, self –regulation skills. Healthy Today Healthy Tomorrow is a firm believer that self-motivation and self-processing is vital to ones success in our program. Being that our target audience are young, excluding their parents. Our workshops will have certified workers who are certified in self-cognition in the areas of children with obesity. Thirdly, the behavior subset of SCT focuses on nature, frequency and intensity. Throughout our program there will be a workshop that first informs the target population about their physical condition of being overweight or obese, which will ultimately emphasize the physical aspect of their lives. …show more content…

For formative evaluation our first main focus will be to examine all physicians, facilitated, teachers, and participant to our innovations. We will assess the strengths and the restrictions of the program as it will be developed and implemented in the program. Then we will use the evaluative information gained to modify the program as it is implemented. In more detail, every two weeks that have passed in the program we will do daily checkups ensuring that worker are effectively doing their jobs and that the participants are gaining lie changing information that will ultimately benefit them. All the information that is gain that week will be documented and evaluated to see if something in our program needs to be mortified. In the event that we find a solution, it will be implemented immediately into the program before the next evaluation in the next upcoming weeks. For summative evaluation, our focus will be to measure the achievement of the participants. Depending on whether the outcome is positive or negative, we will carry out the knowledge gained from the measure of their achievements to be developed. Lastly, summarize the results of the program from the knowledge gained and we will determine whether the specific program should continue. Ultimately, our evaluation system runs on a two week evaluation checkup where we asses, identified, resolved, and

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