5187.0 Parental Involvement in Childhood Obesity Prevention

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
Parents play a critical role in shaping the nutrition and physical-activity patterns of their children, and are pivotal in the prevention and treatment of childhood overweight/obesity. This session addresses challenges to and strategies for involving parents to address this growing public health problem.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the role of parental perceptions, behaviors, and involvement in interventions aimed at preventing/reducing childhood overweight. 2. Discuss recruitment and retention strategies for implementing program with parents
Raymond W. Thron, PhD, PE, DEE

12:30 PM
Parental knowledge and beliefs about childhood obesity-related co-morbidities
Jennifer Ivory, MPH, Martha M. Phillips, PhD, MPH, MBA, Delia West, PhD, Zoran Bursac, PhD, LeaVonne Pulley, PhD, C. Heath Gauss, MS, Jada Walker, MEd and James M. Raczynski, PhD
12:45 PM
Recruiting and retaining parents for BodyWorks: The national evaluation of a multi-session parent-focused adolescent obesity prevention program
Sherri Farias, BA, Jodi Anthony, MPH, Namratha Swamy, PhD, Rebecca Ledsky, MBA, Susan M. Blake, PhD, Jonelle Rowe, MD, Mary Lou Rife, PhD, Elizabeth Fassett, MS, CHES and Rose Hooks
1:00 PM
Parental Readiness for Change and Involvement as a predictor of medical and psychosocial outcomes in children seeking treatment for Obesity
Aileen Arratoonian Vedda, MA, Jamie Pivonka-Jones, PhD, Kiti Freier Randall, PhD, Joy G. Nichols, PhD, David Vermeersch, PhD and Kim Y. Hamai, MD
1:15 PM
Shapedown: A multidisciplinary, family-based approach to childhood and adolescent overweight
Terri A. Ridenour, MPH, Beth Darnell, BSW and Melissa A. Valerio, PhD, MPH
1:30 PM
Relationship between Parent Perceptions of their Child's Weight Status and Actual Weight Status Among Latinos Living in South San Diego County
Daniela Barajas, BA, Noe Crespo, MPH, Donald J. Slymen, Jessica Jimenez, MA and John P. Elder, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, Public Health Nursing

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