4068.0 State Policy Action for School Health and Wellness: Joint SHES & FN Session

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
This presentation will include a discussion of State policy actions for school health and wellness programs concerning increasing rates of obesity among school children, governmental policies influencing child nutrition and physical activity, and national school lunch programs for children.
Session Objectives: Learning objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to (1) Articulate the results of a study to evaluate the outcomes of Arkansas Act 1220, a law passed to address childhood obesity; (2) Discuss the results of an analysis done to assess how different States comply with Section 204 of the “Child Nutrition and Women, Infants and Children Reauthorization Act [PL 108-265]; (3) Describe the Arkansas Department of Education’s (ADE)response to comply with both state and federal regulations for school wellness policies, and (4) Describe specific legislation passed to address childhood obesity in Tennessee.
Martha Dewey Bergren, DNS RN CSN FNASN

8:30 AM
State action to address obesity
Deborah J. Gibson, PhD CHES
8:50 AM
School environmental changes resulting from Arkansas legislation to combat childhood obesity
Martha M. Phillips, PhD, MPH, MBA, James M. Raczynski, PhD, Delia West, PhD, LeaVonne Pulley, PhD, Zoran Bursac, PhD, C. Heath Gauss, MS, Victoria L. Evans, MPH, Amanda Philyaw Perez, MPH, Brooke E.E. Montgomery, Jada Walker, MEd and Rebekah Craig
9:10 AM
An innovative response to complex state and federal regulations for school wellness policies
Amanda Philyaw, Martha M. Phillips, PhD, MPH, MBA, Wanda Shockey, MEd, RD, LD, Sheila Brown, MSE, RD, LD, Jada Walker, MEd and James M. Raczynski, PhD

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Organized by: School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing