3121.0 Nutrition in Schools (jointly-organized by the Food and Nutrition & School Health and Education Sections)

Monday, November 5, 2007: 10:30 AM
Nutrition in Schools is a joint effort by Food and Nutrition & School Health and Education sections and addresses a national priority area—the childhood obesity epidemic, as recognized by numerous federal, state, local and industry organizations. The purpose of this session is to explore a variety of efforts to address obesity prevention through schools and discuss lessons learned across a variety of geographic and socio-demographic characteristics. Work presented during this session is relevant to school and health administrators, providers and researchers.
Session Objectives: Recognize the multiple efforts across states addressing childhood obesity through schools. Discuss various program models, intervention strategies and behavioral mediators impacting food and activity policy implementation and evaluation in schools.
Susie Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD
Susie Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD

10:30 AM
10:50 AM
Lunches from home associated with better dietary behaviors in California students
Theresa A. Hastert, MPP, Susan H. Babey, PhD and E. Richard Brown, PhD
11:10 AM
11:30 AM
Urban schools and communities are obesogenic environments which challenge behavioral approaches to obesity reduction
Kimberly D. Campbell-Voytal, PhD, James P. Gutai, MD and Diane M. Sobecki-Ryniak, BSN

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

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

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