Charan, Nutritionist and Proud Hufflepuff, in our Hertfordshire team has been delving into our BeeZee Families programme data, going all the way back to 2013, to determine what factors impact programme retention and what more we can do to help prevent families dropping-off a course.
The rising rates of childhood obesity in the country and across the world are undeniable. In response to this, several weight management interventions have been developed across the UK to support children and families. The BeeZee Families service is already an award-winning specialist children’s weight management intervention but we are always looking for ways to improve.
By looking back and investigating the data from 2013 up to the current day, we were not only able to determine some factors which affect programme completion but on a really positive note, also able to identify factors that didn’t impact retention levels – showing that we have a great start point to build upon.
Factors that had no bearing on drop-off from our Families programme:
There is always room to improve. And we intend to do just that. However, even with the factors that did show some influence over completion, there are still positives to be found;
The results from this data-delving project do demonstrate that families starting the programme from higher areas of deprivation and with a higher initial BMI/weight are less likely to complete the BeeZee Families programme and better support does need to be given to help these families.
Teams across the whole company are now hatching plans to help tackle remaining barriers to programme completion alongside our wonderful behavioural science colleagues. We’re really pleased to see that our programmes are successfully supporting a diverse range of families but we are always striving for better, and as a team we will be implementing new strategies to support families even more and then taking these learnings into our other programmes.
Watch this space…