Data is the lifeblood of the ProActive Kids Foundation. Without data, we are unable to determine how we have helped the participants and their families during the course of the program. ProActive Kids and our hospital partners utilize the data to evaluate the intervention effort in the communities we serve.
data is taken in two different categories: BODY COMPOSITION and behavioral change.
1. BIOMETRICS: while they may not see a huge decrease in their weight in pounds, the majority see a decrease in their body fat percent, fat mass and fat free mass, showing that their body composition is changing with increased exercise and change in their diet. measurements are taken in week 1, 3, 6, and 8.
Data BELOW represents outcomes from 835 participants from 73 UNIQUE sessions from Winter 2010 through Fall 2016.
72% or 640 out of 887 participants have seen a drop in Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI uses height and weight measurements to estimate how much body fat a child has to help determine how appropriate a child's weight is for a certain height and age. Calculation: BMI = (Weight in Pounds / (Height in inches x Height in inches)) x 703
76% or 638 out of 839 participants saw a decrease in Body Fat Percent. Percent body fat is the percentage of fat your body contains. Calculation: PAK Trainers use TANITA scales to calculate body fat
75% or 630 out of 839 saw a decrease in Fat Mass. Body fat mass is the total weight of the person's fat and consists of essential body fat and storage body fat. Calculation: total body weight x body fat percentage = weight of body fat
FAT FREE MASS
65.5% or 550 out of 839 saw an increase in Fat Free Mass (FFM). FFM is comprised of the nonfat components of the human body. Skeletal muscle, bone and water are all examples of fat-free mass. Examples: Fat-free mass can refer to any body tissue that does not contain fat, such as bones, organs, etc. Calculation: total body weight - weight of body fat = weight of lean body mass
62.5% or 555 out of 887 participants saw a decrease in their body weight over duration of the 8 week program.
2.behavioral change: POST-PROGRAM PROGRESSION SURVEYS TAKEN AT PROGRAM COMPLETION MEASURE: