3122.0 Promoting Nutrition Among Vulnerable Populations

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
This session will address food and nutrition issues for three vulnerable populations, older adults, school children, and low income families. Two papers will examine dietary intake changes and programmatic issues for older adults. Research describing physical activity and nutrition attitudes among middle school children in California along with an examination of Child Nutrition Reauthorization policy issues will be presented. A final paper will present price comparison methods for fruits and vegetables and price barrier implications in low income families.
Session Objectives: Participants will articulate the program and policy issues for selected nutrition programs serving vulnerable populations. Participants will be able to compare differences older adults' dietary intake as measured by the HEI. Participants will describe price comparison methods and issues in fruit & vegetable selection among low income populations.
Noel Chávez, PhD, RD

10:30 AM
Treatment Efficacy for Pediatric Obesity and Ethnic Disparities
Danusia Nedilskyj, MA, Jamie Pivonka-Jones, PhD, Kiti Freier Randall, PhD and Kim Y. Hamai, MD
10:45 AM
Diet Quality of Older Americans in 1994-1996 and 2001-2002 as Measured by the Healthy Eating Index-2005
Patricia M. Guenther, PhD, RD, WenYen Juan, PhD and Phillip S. Kott, PhD
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
A lot on their plate: Senior nutrition programs
Liz Schwarte, MPH, Maria Boyle, MS, RD, Lisa Craypo, MPH, RD, Krista Stiffler, MPH, Sarah Samuels, DrPH and Bina Patel
11:45 AM
Methods to compare fruit and vegetable prices in low-income neighborhood stores with county level retail scanner data
Alyssa Ghirardelli, MPH, RD, Valerie Quinn, MEd, Ellen Feighery, RN, MS and Sharon Sugerman, MS, RD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Gerontological Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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

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