4205.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Nutrition and Food Safety among Latinos: Issues for the New Millenium

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Rafael Perez-Escamilla, PhD
2:30 PMBreastfeeding: Heritage and Pride – Breastfeeding promotion targeting Latinos, through a unique model of peer counseling, and social marketing
Grace Damio, MS, C/D-N, Thomas Stopka, MHS, Aleja Rosario, IBCLC, Harby Bonello, Sara Young, RN, IBCLC, Margaret McLaren, MD, Donna Chapman, PhD, RD, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD
2:40 PMCaretaker nutrition knowledge and self-efficacy affect food intake behaviors of Latino children
Lauren Haldeman, MS, Paula McKernan, BS, RD, Rubén Grajeda, MD, Grace Damio, MS, David Himmelgreen, PhD, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD
2:50 PMCost effectiveness of breastfeeding peer counseling in the United States: Implications for Hispanics
Donna Chapman, PhD, RD, Grace Damio, MS, CD/N, Margaret McLaren, MD, Aleja Rosario, IBCLC, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD
3:00 PMDeterminants of nutrition knowledge among low income Latino caretakers
Paula M. McKernan, BS, RD, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD, David Himmelgreen, PhD, Anir González, BS, Sofia Segura-Millán, MS, Lauren Haldeman, MS
3:10 PMHome food handling among Latinos: Needs assessment and development of educational materials
Angela Bermúdez-Millán, BS, Anir González, BS, Sofia Segura-Pérez, MS, RD, Jocelyn Cruz, Teresa Donate, Grace Damio, MS, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD
3:20 PMImpact of welfare reform on child health and nutrition indicators: Design of a monitoring system
Michelle G. Friedberg, BA, pursuing MPH, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD
3:30 PMPrevention of low birth weight and infant mortality among Latinos: Learning from high-risk subgroups
Hector Balcazar, MS, PhD, Dean Coonrod, MD, MPH
3:40 PMTranslating nutrition knowledge into practice
Sofia Segura-Pérez, MS, RD, Anir González, BS, Angela Bermúdez-Millán, BS, Harby Bonello, Grace Damio, MS, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD
3:50 PMType 2 diabetes mellitus among elderly Latinos
Odilia I. Bermudez, Ph.D., MPH, Carmen Castaneda, MD, PH.D, Katherine L. Tucker, PhD
Sponsor:Latino Caucus
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Environment; Epidemiology; Food and Nutrition; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA