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Session: Environmental Strategies to Address the Obesity Crisis
4039.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Environmental Strategies to Address the Obesity Crisis
The environment affects health by its influence on health behaviors by means of making healthy behaviors easy or difficult. In this session, interventions that address specific environments related to nutrition and physical activity are presented as are tools to assess environmental factors to improve diet and physical activity.
Learning Objectives: 1.Discuss possible community assets and barriers to health diets and physical activity. 2. Describe strategies for modifying environments to help people make healthy choices related to nutrition and physical activity.
Moderator(s):Noel Chavez, PhD, RD
8:30 AMDevelopment of intervention tools addressing environmental factors to improve diet and physical activity  [ Recorded presentation ]
Stephanie Jilcott, Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD, Barbara A. Laraia, PhD, MPH, RD, Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, MS, RD, Thomas Keyserling, MD, MPH, Darren DeWalt, MD, Beverly Garcia, MPH, Sara Lindsley, RN, Kathryn Bramble, MS
8:45 AMCommunity responses to obesity and diabetes prevention  [ Recorded presentation ]
Susan G. Zepeda, PhD
9:00 AMObesity Prevention: The role of health plans, providers and employers in obesity prevention and diabetes risk factor reduction  [ Recorded presentation ]
Margie Powers, MSW MPH, Sarah E. Samuels, DrPH, Lisa Craypo, MPH, Marion Standish, JD
9:15 AMWorking with Low-Income Communities Throughout California to Build Environments that Support Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Physical Activity  [ Recorded presentation ]
Desiree Backman, DrPH, MS, RD
9:30 AMSchool environmental change: Qualitative evaluation of food and beverages sold on school campuses
Lisa Craypo, MPH, Maria Boyle, MS, RD, Sarah Stone-Francisco, MPH, Sarah E. Samuels, DrPH, Patricia B. Crawford, DrPH, RD, Gail M. Woodward-Lopez, MPH, RD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Health Administration; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; School Health Education and Services; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Nutrition

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