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Session: Spotlight on the Youth Obesity Epidemic
4204.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Spotlight on the Youth Obesity Epidemic
Obesity in children and adolescents has increased dramatically in recent years putting this population at increased risk for being overweight as adults and for chronic diseases later in life. The purpose of this session is to present current research in the area of youth obesity and public health approaches that promote energy balance through healthy eating and physical activity in this population.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify 2 programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity for children and youth; 2. Discuss factors that contribute to obesity in children and youth.
Moderator(s):Patricia B. Crawford, DrPH, RD
2:30 PMInstitute of Medicine report on prevention of obesity in U.S. children and youth
Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Simone A. French, PhD, Linda Meyers, PhD
2:45 PMEnhancing the nutrition and physical activity environment in child care through self-assessment and targeted technical assistance  [ Recorded presentation ]
Janice Sommers LeBeuf, MPH, Sara Benjamin, MPH, Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD, Catherine Giles, Janice Dodds, EdD, RD, Dianne Ward, EdD
3:00 PMUSDA Eat Smart. Play Hard. Campaign: An update
Judy F. Wilson, RD, MSPH, Jean M. Altman, MS, Marion Hinners, MS, R. Jane Mandell, MS, RD
3:15 PMWaist-to-height ratio (WHtR) is as useful as BMI percentiles for pediatric risk identification  [ Recorded presentation ]
Henry S. Kahn, MD, Yiling J. Cheng, MD, PhD
3:30 PMRole of parental influences in the prevention of childhood overweight: Implications for environmental change
Dana Gerstein, MPH, RD, Gail M. Woodward-Lopez, MPH, RD, Shirley Pareo, MS, Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, RD, Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA, Patricia B Crawford, DrPH, RD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Health Administration; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; School Health Education and Services; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Nutrition

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA