Although it has been trending downwards recently, childhood obesity in San Antonio is still a major concern.
Increases physical activity and improves nutrition through physical education curricula, equipment, after-school programs, and promoting family involvement.
Approximately 130,000 children kindergarten through 5th grade in public schools of Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas.
For a $8.0 million investment over three years covering 130,367 kindergarten thru 5th graders ($61 per child)
We use a variety of data sources to tailor our analysis to the location and to make our estimates as accurate as possible. However, sometimes data is unavailable, either because it has not been collected, or because it is not shared publicly. We encourage government agencies and other organizations to share their de-identified data online and researchers to prioritize the following gaps in the data.
Test Score Distribution - To calculate the shift in test scores, we used a distribution of scores for the state of Texas. Ideally we would have had information more pertinent to San Antonio and the Independent School Districts there.
Morbidities - Baseline rates in diabetes, asthma, hypertension, stroke, and depression were taken from the state of Texas as opposed to San Antonio.