Journal Club 10: Body Quest Parent: A Text Message Parent Education Intervention to Supplement a School-Based Obesity Prevention Initiative for Third-Graders
Text messaging can be an effective tool for educating and engaging parents in school-based interventions. In this webinar, we will describe a text-based intervention encouraging parents to improve the home food environment for third graders participating in Body Quest, a school-based obesity prevention initiative. Lessons learned from the past 5 years of utilizing texting messaging with a limited-resource audience will be highlighted.
Katie Funderburk, MS, RD, Auburn University, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Katie Funderburk is a Registered Dietitian and the Nutrition and Evaluation Coordinator for Alabama SNAP-Ed at Auburn University. She coordinates statewide social marketing efforts and provides leadership and support to various nutrition education interventions and community health initiatives.
Sondra Parmer, PhD, Auburn University, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Sondra Parmer is the Program Coordinator for SNAP-Ed at Auburn University in Alabama, a role she has been in for 24 years. During her tenure with SNAP-Ed, her work has focused on creative methods for evaluating hard-to-reach audiences, developing teaching tools that continue to provide education over time and integrating technology into nutrition education. Her work has been recognized nationally through publications, invited presentations and numerous national awards.
Barb Struempler, PhD, Auburn University, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Barb Streumpler is the Program Lead for Nutrition Education at Auburn University in Alabama where her program areas include ALProHealth, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education and SNAP-Ed. Her specialty areas include obesity prevention in adults and youth, especially limited resource populations, with a focus on evidence-based nutrition strategies and interventions, as well as Policy, Systems and Environment changes to increase access to healthy foods and physical activity.