3033.0 Environmental Influences that Aid in Overweight Adult Prevention (Jointly organized by the Food and Nutrition and the Environment Sections)

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
This session provides evidence that obesity is increased when fruits and vegetables and other healthful foods are not readily available in communities, and suggests approaches that communities can take to improve access to fruits, vegetables and other healthful foods, to prevent increased adult obesity.
Session Objectives: 1. List 3 ways that adults can have improved access to fruits, vegetables and other healthier foods in their community. 2. Describe a method to improve access to healthier foods in your own community. 3. Develop a plan to evaluate if increased access to fruits and vegetables and other healthier foods results in reduction in obesity in your community.
Susan R. Kayman, DrPH, RD

8:30 AM
Reach, utilization and health benefits of farmers' markets in the South Bronx
Philip M. Alberti, PhD, Erum K. Hadi, MPH, Amarilis Cespedes, MPH, Victoria E. Grimshaw, MPH and Jane F. Bedell, MD
8:45 AM
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
Local food environment associated with diet and obesity among California adults
Susan H. Babey, PhD, Theresa A. Hastert, MPP, Allison L. Diamant, MD, MSHS, Harold Goldstein, DrPH, Stefan Harvey, BA, Rajni Banthia, PhD, Rebecca Flournoy, MPH, Victor Rubin, PhD and E. Richard Brown, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Environment, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

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

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