5104.0 Penetrating the Complexities of Individual Food Behavior Change: Promising Strategies

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 10:30 AM
Papers in this session provide different approaches to addressing the problem of child/adolescent overweight and obesity. One paper examines an environmental intervention, one provides insight on strategies children and adolescents use to lose weight, the third presents the evaluation of a theory based intervention to prevent overweight. A fourth paper examines perceptions of overweight/obese children by adults.
Session Objectives: Participants will be able to describe innovative interventions and strategies to address overweight/obesity in children across three populations. Participants will describe perceptions of overweight/obese children by Mississippi adults.
Noel Chávez, PhD, RD

10:45 AM
An outcome and process evaluation of an overweight prevention program entitled: Food Fit
Paul Wesley Branscum, MS, RD, LD and Gail L. Kaye, PhD,LPCC, RD, LD
11:00 AM
Public Perception of Childhood Obesity among Mississippi Adults
Lei Zhang, PhD MBA, Jerome Kolbo, PhD ACSW, Bonnie Harbaugh, PhD RN and Charkarra Anderson-Lewis, PhD MPH
11:15 AM
Strategies that children and adolescents use to lose weight
Olivia M. Thompson, PhD, MPH, Amy L. Yaroch, PhD, Richard Moser, PhD, Audie A. Atienza, PhD and Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD
11:30 AM

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

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

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