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Session: Physical Activity: Current Trends and School Health: Joint SHES & FN Session
3066.0: Monday, November 05, 2007: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Oral
Physical Activity: Current Trends and School Health: Joint SHES & FN Session
Overweight among adolescents continues to increase dramatically and health and physical education are deemed essential to promote healthy weight among youth. Physical inactivity and excessive television watching are among behaviors believed to be contributing factors to weight gain. The presentation will include discussion of a successful after-school program for promoting physical exercise, results from a study on physical education and physical activity environments in California Schools, and a report and follow-up on the CDCs Division of Adolescent School Health’s (DASH) “D-Train Model” (DASH-Training Network) and “Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool” (PECAT).
Learning Objectives: Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, the learner will be able to: (1) Describe the “DASH-Training Network” (T-Train) and the ‘Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool” (PECAT); (2) Discuss the implications of physical inactivity and excessive television viewing among high school students; (3) Identify the components of the “Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids” (SPARK) Program; and (4) Articulate the findings of the California physical education and physical activity environments study.
Moderator(s):Julie Gast, PhD
8:30 AM   Failing Fitness: Results from a study of physical education and physical activity environments in California schools
Antronette Yancey, MD, MPH, Brian Cole, DrPH, William McCarthy, PhD, Sarah Stone-Francisco, MPH, Liz Schwarte, MPH, Maria Boyle, MS, RD, Lisa Craypo, MPH, RD, Sarah Samuels, DrPH
8:50 AM   State and national examples of disseminating effective physical activity programs
Julie A. Frank, MPH, CHES, Claudio Nigg, PhD
9:10 AM   Insufficient physical activity and excessive television viewing among US high school students, 1999-2005
Richard Lowry, MD, MS, Sarah Lee, PhD, Laura Kann, PhD
9:30 AM   Jump aboard the D-Train: Strategies for diffusion of school health tools
Sarah Lee, PhD, Anu Pejavara, MPH, CHES
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:School Health Education and Services
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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