1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
To develop a long-term partnership to foster the development of effective wellness/fitness programs in the Greater Grand Forks Community that will provide opportunities for community based research addressing issues related to the prevention of obesity.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
The Grand Forks Parks District (GFPD) will work with community groups to develop wellness/fitness programs and facilities in the Greater Grand Forks Community. The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center (GFHNRC) will work with the GFPD to advise on issues related to the health needs of citizens, and the design and implementation of those programs/facilities. Both institutions will work together to identify strategic linkages that will meet the goals of the GFPD and advance the research mission of the GFHNRC.
We conducted three collaborative studies in FY2011. These included a community-based study addressing how families eat and play, and a study of the efficacy and sustainability of a lifestyle-based health intervention. It also included the prescribed physical activity component of a study of the effect of dietary protein on muscle protein content and bone mineral during negative energy balance. Each of these projects were initiated in FY2011 and will be continued in FY2012.
ADODR monitoring is done through meetings, phone calls, and email.