3356.0 Lessons Learned: Health Education and Health Promotion in the School-Aged Population

Monday, November 5, 2007: 2:30 PM
In the last 30 years overweight children have nearly tripled and over 17% are classified as obese. Overweight children are 70% more likely to become overweight adults. This trend has led to an increase in heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes in adolescents. Coordinated School Health Programs (CSHP) have been found to be effective in addressing overweight and risk for overweight in children. This section will examine various CSHP’s and the lessons learned in regards to their adoption and implementation.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: (1) Identify partners for collaboration to address students' needs; (2) Discuss strategies to facilitate community involvement in Coordinated School Health; (3) Describe strategies to shape school environment and policy that support a healthy school environment to prevent childhood obesity; (4) Summarize student characteristics associated with engaging in potentially unhealthy weight control behaviors.
Angela D. Mickalide, PhD, CHES

2:30 PM
A youth-driven “Kids' Nutrigenomics” outreach education project
Patricia Wakimoto, DrPH, RD, JoAnn Johnson, MPH and Gajanth Shanmuganatha
3:00 PM
Project Healthy Schools: Community-University Collaboration to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Jean E. DuRussel-Weston, RN MPH, Timothy B. Cotts, MD, Caren S. Goldberg, MD, Bruce Rogers, LaVaughn Palma-Davis, MA, Susan Aaronson, RD, Catherine Fitzgerald, RD, Marc Zimmerman, PhD, Kim A. Eagle, MD and Roopa Gurm, MS
3:30 PM
No evidence of unintended consequences following passage of Arkansas obesity legislation
Martha M. Phillips, PhD, MPH, MBA, James M. Raczynski, PhD, Delia West, PhD, LeaVonne Pulley, PhD, Zoran Bursac, PhD, C. Heath Gauss, MS, Jada Walker, MEd, Brooke E.E. Montgomery, Victoria L. Evans, MPH, Rebekah Craig and Amanda Philyaw Perez, MPH

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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