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Session: Addressing Disparities in Nutrition and Physical Activity Through Environmental Change
3119.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Addressing Disparities in Nutrition and Physical Activity Through Environmental Change
With the rise in obesity and the associated co-morbidities, policy makers, public health practitioners and academics are investigating the possible role of the food and physical activity environment in this epidemic. Of primary interest are the factors that shape the food and physical activity environment, appropriate community-level measures, and to elucidate the mechanism of influence. Using case study methods as well as mapping neighborhood resources, this session presents policy analysis, community-based programs and research efforts that aim to understand these influences in communities of diverse populations.
Learning Objectives: 1) audience members will gain an understanding of economic and political factors that influence supermarket locations, 2) audience members will be able to describe restaurant based menu changes that have the potential to influence health outcomes, and 3) audience members be able to describe mapping projects in historically Black and Hispanic neighborhoods
Moderator(s):Barbara A. Laraia, PhD, MPH, RD
10:30 AMMapping Environmental Influences on Latino Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kelley De Leeuw, BA, Guadalupe X. Ayala, PhD, MPH, Sean M. Hanley, MPH Candidate, Matt M. Griffith, BA
10:50 AMBringing supermarkets to underserved neighborhoods: A case study
Delores M. Pluto, PhD, Tracy L. Pearch, MS, MPH, Fran C. Wheeler, PhD, Teresa Hill, RD, MS, Dennis Shepard, MAT, CHES
11:10 AMSoulful Choices: Improving Foods Served in African American-Owned Restaurants
Diana L. Cassady, DrPH, Karen Jetter, PhD
11:30 AMNutrition, physical activity and diabetes: A community environment case study
Ellen Harris, DrPH, Paul Cotton, PhD, RD, Grayson CuQlock-Knopp, PhD, Gladys Gary Vaughn, PhD, Andrea Morris, Tamara Giles, Tiffanie Nowlin, Cheryl Savior, Lisa Thomas, Tameka Hampton, Tiffany Williams, Samia Ibrahim, Sylvia Dorsey
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; Health Administration; Latino Caucus; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Nutrition

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