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Caregiver and Me: Get Healthy with Sesame Street

Caregiver and Me: Get Healthy with Sesame Street

Idea submitted in the My LA2050 Maker Challenge by T&L Foundation for Child Care Information

The “Caregiver and Me: Get Healthy with Sesame Street” pilot project is an innovative learning experience addressing the childhood obesity epidemic in Los Angeles County by targeting family, friend and neighbor child caregivers in areas with obesity rates of 30% or higher. This is a collaborative effort with community and government organizations familiar with the critical need and challenges of engaging the family, friend and neighbor community caring for an estimated 97,000 children in LA.


In what areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

  • East LA
  • San Gabriel Valley
  • San Fernando Valley
  • South LA
  • City of Los Angeles

How do you plan to use these resources to make change?

  • Engage residents and stakeholders
  • Implement a pilot or new project

How will your proposal improve the following “Live” metrics?

  • Access to healthy food
  • Obesity rates
  • Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (Dream Metric)

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.

In an effort to determine the success and adjustments necessary regarding this pilot project, we will create an evaluation tool - two surveys - to be taken before and after the class. One will be directed toward what brought them to the class, how they got there, if there were any barriers they had to remove in order to attend and what expectations they have for the class. This will help us assess what part of the recruiting and outreach process worked best as well as determine if we accurately set expectations for the experience. The second survey will help us determine the success of the class itself - format and style, materials, location, environment, class leader and will help us determine if they would recommend it to other community members, if they would come to another class style like this on another topic and if they would want to always keep it with the same leader and group or if signing up for a random class provided is attractive option.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed?

  • Volunteers/staff (human capital)
  • Publicity/awareness (social capital)
  • Education/training
  • Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)
  • Community outreach
  • Network/relationship support
  • Quality improvement research