4028.0 State and Local Approaches to Child Obesity Prevention

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
The purpose of this session is to explore what is being done at the state and local level in regards to childhood obesity. Identifying state and local approaches will lead to an understanding of both the barriers encountered and strategies used by schools and those in the community setting. Exploring multiple ways to respond to childhood obesity across a variety of contexts (schools and communities) is relevant to a wide range of practitioners, researchers and policy makers.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the methods used in state and local approaches to child obesity prevention. 2. Understand the barriers and strategies of state and local approaches to child obesity prevention. 3. Describe how schools and communities are responding to childhood obesity.
Deirdra Chester, PhD, RD, LD/N
Deirdra Chester, PhD, RD, LD/N

8:30 AM
Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods in Schools Are We There Yet?
Tracy A. Fox, MPH, RD, Terry O'Toole, PhD, Margo G. Wootan, DSc and Lynn Parker
8:45 AM
Food and Beverage Environment in Neighborhood Stores: Baseline Findings from the Healthy Eating Active Communities Program (HEAC)
Lisa Craypo, MPH, RD, Sarah E. Clark, Jennifer Poirier, MA, PhD, Sally Lawrence Bullock, MPH and Sarah Samuels, DrPH
9:00 AM
Reliability of Height and Weight Measurements Taken by Physical Education Teachers for a School-based BMI Surveillance System
Stephanie Shapiro Berkson, MPH, Janice A. Espinola, MPH, Katherine Corso, MPH, Howard Cabral, PhD, Robert McGowan, EdD and Virginia Chomitz, PhD
9:15 AM
Process evaluation measures of experiential foods program for elementary schoolchildren
Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD, Anne Hanika-Ortiz, BS, Ann Diker, MS, RD, Lynn Walters, MS, Jane Stacey, BA and Barbara Lohse, PhD, RD
9:30 AM
Evaluating legislation to increase fruits and vegetables in the School Breakfast Program
Gail Woodward-Lopez, MPH, RD, Jennifer Tujague, MPH, Suneeta Godbole, Karen Webb, PhD, MPH, Wendi Gosliner, MPH, RD and Pat Crawford, DrPH, RD
9:45 AM
Capturing the impact of food and beverage standards in California high schools
Jennifer Shaw, MPH, Gail Woodward-Lopez, MPH, RD, Janice Kao, MPH and Pat Crawford, DrPH, RD

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

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

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