3121.0 School Food Policies: Innovations and Enforcement Outcomes (Jointly organized by the Food and Nutrition and the Environment Sections)

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
In recent years mandated school wellness policies have been implemented in local school districts across the nation. In addition many states have enacted legislation that limits the sale of low-nutritive quality foods on school campuses. This session will focus on evaluation of school food policy and legislative outcomes and innovative strategies to engage key stakeholders in school wellness and food policy activities.
Session Objectives: Describe resources and strategies to engage key stakeholders in school wellness/food policy activities. Identify characteristics of school wellness/food policies that are associated with changes in studentsí dietary and physical activity behaviors and improvement in school nutrition environments. Articulate methods to evaluate school nutrition policies and legislative outcomes.
Marsha Spence, PhD, MS-MPH, RD

10:30 AM
Partners in Children's Health: Engaging Parents in School Wellness Policies
Peggy Agron, MS, RD, Victoria Berends, BS, Nestor Martinez Martinez, MPH, RD, Katherine Hawksworth, MPH, CHES, Grace Huppert, MS, RD, CDE and Cyndi Guerra-Walter, BA
10:45 AM
Impact of school policy on risk factors for youth obesity
Myde Boles, PhD, Julia Dilley, MES, Clyde Dent, PhD, Susan Richardson, Donna B. Johnson, RD, PhD, Susan Duncan, PhD and Miriam Elman, BA
11:00 AM
Association between school nutrition policies and food and beverages offerings in low-income Michigan middle schools
Jennifer Lucarelli, MA, Katherine Alaimo, PhD, Richard Miles, BS, Nick Drzal, MPH, RD, Shannon Carney, MS, RD, Diane Golzynski, PhD, RD, Deb Bailey, MS and Deanne Kelleher, MS, RD, CDE
11:15 AM
Decision support tool for implementing school food policy
Christopher Jarosz, PhD and Joyce Nakashima, MS, RD
11:30 AM
Environmental nutrition policy in school settings: The public debate
Elena O. Lingas, DrPH, MPH and Lori Dorfman, DrPH

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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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