3059.0 Childhood Obesity Prevention

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
Childhood obesity is recognized as a critical and urgent problem that warrants effective programs in schools, homes and communities. This session describes strategies that engage the parents and family of obese children, policy and environmental approaches to fighting childhood obesity, and cultural factors that may affect parental perception of their child’s weight.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Describe multiple interventions used to address childhood obesity at the community and organizational levels 2. Recognize the role of strong partnerships and community involvement in obesity prevention.

8:30 AM
Steps to a Healthy Family: A multidisciplinary approach to childhood overweight and school wellness
Ana Celia Hernandez Martinez, MPH,CHES, Samantha Sabo, MPH, Patty Molina, Carolyn Ruiz, MA and Badria Bedri, MS
8:45 AM
We Can! Helps Families and Communities Prevent Childhood Obesity
Karen Donato, SM, RD and Marianne Glass Miller
9:00 AM
A Coordinated Community Approach to Childhood Obesity Prevention in Steps to a HealthierNY County
Melissa Jacobson, MPH, Carrie Steindorff, MA, Michelle Kleinman, RD, Hailey Reid, MPH and Una Diffley, MPH
9:15 AM
Preschooler feeding practices and beliefs: Differences among Spanish- and English-speaking WIC clients
Jennifer Greenberg Seth, ScM, Alexandra Evans, PhD, Karol K. Harris, PhD, Jennifer J. Loyo, MEd, Tara Campbell Ray, MA, Carol Spaulding, MS and Nell H. Gottlieb, PhD
9:30 AM
Economic and educational factors do not explain racial differences in the accuracy of parental perception of overweight in their child
Brooke E.E. Montgomery, Delia West, PhD, James M. Raczynski, PhD, Martha M. Phillips, PhD, MPH, MBA, C. Heath Gauss, MS, Zoran Bursac, PhD and Jada Walker, MEd

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

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