5031.0 Strategies for Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 8:30 AM
Nutrition and physical activity have rapidly become important topics not only in public health but in the mainstream media. With increasing obesity rates and continued poor nutrition among the nationís underserved communities nutrition and physical activity is a timely topic. This session will address nutrition and physical activity policy, access, and individual behavior.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Assess the impact of nutrition and physical activity policy creation and implementation; 2. Describe the barriers to healthy food access for low-income and immigrant communities; 3. Understand individual perceptions about perceived and actual body weight; 4. Identify interventions used to address nutrition and physical activity among various populations.
Lisa M. Lines, BS, ELS

8:30 AM
Local wellness policies in Massachusetts: Do they make the grade?
Lisa M. Lines, BS, ELS and Lisa Guadagno, MS
9:15 AM
Move4Health: A Feasibility Study of a Student-run Type 2 Diabetes Intervention
Melissa DiCarlo, BS, Beth Careyva, BS, Maureen Clarke, BS, Gregg Goldstein, BA, Louis Kolman, BS, Christopher Almario, BS, Roi Altit, BS, Julianne Biroschak, BA, Stephanie Boswell, BS, Meghan Silverman, BS, Alison Walsh, BS, Lyn Weinberg, BS and Patrick McManus, MD
9:30 AM
Policy implications of community gardens
Andrea M. Carden, MPA and Michelle L. D'Abundo, PhD

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Organized by: APHA-Student Assembly

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

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