Navajo County Public Health Services District Cherilyn Yazzie, Program Manager Cherilyn.Yazzie@navajocountyaz.gov 928-524-4750 ext. 18 Navajo County • Almost 55% of Navajo County’s 9,959 square miles is Indian Reservation home to the Navajo Nation, White Mountain Apache and Hopi Tribes. 5 A Day Program for 2nd Grade • 5 A Day program promotes the goal of eating 5 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables per day. • 5 A Day program is a 4 lesson nutrition classroom presentation. The presentation includes visual aids, educational materials and a pre-post test for the students. • The Parent Surveys were added to the program and given in 9-2nd grade classrooms at Park Elementary and Seven Mile Elementary schools. 5 A Day Parent Survey • The purpose of this parent survey was to find out if the nutrition information, brochures, take-home handouts were reaching the parents or care givers at home. • We were also looking for parent feedback about types of nutrition information they were interested in learning more about. 5 A Day Parent Survey • Logo recognition, milk consumption, physical activity, and what nutritional information they would be interested in receiving were also identified. Survey Demographics • 170 parent surveys were returned. • 80% of respondents were non-Hispanics (n=135) • Majority (57%) of respondents were American Indian or Alaska Natives. • 82% respondents were female. • Average age of respondents were 33.4, with a range from 21 to 48 years of age. • Less than half reported using food stamps (38%, n=65) Demographics Table Graph 1. Race of Respondents, 2nd Grade 5 A Day Parent Survey, Navajo County, 2007 African Missing 9% Am erican 1% More than 1 race 6% Am erican Indian 57% White 26% Pacific Islander 1% Results • 78% (n=109) of parents reported that their child had talked to them about the 5 fruits & vegetables a day lessons that they had been learning at school. • 77% (n=131) of parents reported that they had seen the FFN that their child brought home from school. • Over half 65% (n=111) of parents reported that they were planning on trying the recipes in the FFN. Results • Just over half 54% (n=92) of parents reported using 2% reduced fat milk for drinking or cooking. Table to the right show the number and percentage of parents who reported using various types of milk. Table. Milk Consumption By Type 5 A Day Parent Surveys Type Number Percent Skim or fat free 9 5.2% 1% low fat 11 6.4% 2% reduced fat 92 54.1% Whole 39 22.9% Combination of milk types 16 9.4% Refused 1 0.6% Other: Organic 2 1.2% Other: Dry Milk 1 0.6% Results • 75% (n=128) of parents reported participanting in physical activity in the past 30 days. • The vast majority 75% (n=128) of parents reported that they knew how to read the Nutrition Facts Label. • A picture of the 5 A Day logo was provided, almost all the parents 95% (n=132) knew that the logo meant to “Eat five or most colorful fruits and vegetables per day.” Write in Comments • A write-in comment section was provided for parents to indicate what kind of nutrition information they would like to have for their family. • Over half (59%) of respondents answered the question. • Themes included wanting more information on healthy eating, more healthy recipes, and healthy cooking. Discussion • Drawing from the survey, • Parents received information about nutrition, • The respondents were mostly minority women, average age was 33.4, and nonHispanic. • They drink and cook with 2% milk. • They are interested in learning more about nutrition for their families. What Now??? Good Question.. • Does anyone have ideas? Applications • We will continue to provide the FFN as take home handouts. • Survey the parents again. • We will add a question, asking the parents about nutrition program satisfaction. • It will help us with curriculum choices to provide at schools. Questions? Comments… Thank You!! AzNN Staff & Shelly Kuklish, For Helping me with Your technical support.