Evaluation of child weight management programmes

This research evaluated seven child weight management programmes in the West Midlands between 1st July 2007 and 1st July 2009:
The study involved an audit of the Standard Evaluation Framework (SEF) essential and desirable data collected by each intervention programme, a review of programme materials, including the theoretical rationale and evidence base for each intervention programme, an assessment of physical and psychosocial benefits to programme participants and an economic evaluation of the interventions.

Our research has been used by commissioners of child weight management programmes to inform decisions about future funding allocation to programmes involved in the evaluation. Read more here: http://bit.ly/11sPlfH

Our publications

Regional evaluation of weight management programmes for children and families. Available at:http://www.obesitywm.org.uk/resources/Worcester_Report_Fina.pdf

Recommendations for Commissioners of Weight Management Programmes for Children and Families. Available at:http://www.obesitywm.org.uk/resources/Recs_of_Commissioners_of_CWM_Progs.doc

Weight management programmes for children and families: A toolkit for measuring behaviour change, psychosocial wellbeing and participant satisfaction. Available at: http://www.foodwm.org.uk/resources/CWM_-_Revised_toolkit_final_20_04_2010.pdf

Upton, P., Taylor, C. E., Peters, D. M., Erol, R. and Upton, D. (2013). The effectiveness of local child weight management programmes: an audit study. Child: Care, Health and Development, 39(1), 125-133. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2012.01378.x

Upton, P., Taylor, C., Beddows, S., & Upton, D. (2010). Weighing up the SEF: An assessment of the use of the NOO Standard Evaluation Framework across family-based weight management interventions in one region. Community Practitioner, 83(7), 34-35.