4353.0 Healthy Food Choices by Adolescents: Motivating and Monitoring Positive Change

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM
The purpose of this session is to explore food choices that adolescents make, the settings that they make them in, incentivizing youth to eat healthfully, and innovative ways to monitor their behaviors. Identifying these relationships from a variety of perspectives is important to gain a better understanding of the motivators and barriers to healthy eating faced by adolescents in real world settings. Exploring multiple ways to monitor and motivate adolescent healthy food choice decisions across a variety of contexts (different meals, settings, and health outcomes) is relevant to a wide range of practitioners, researchers and policy makers.
Session Objectives: 1. List 5 unique ways to motivate and monitor the diets of adolescents in school and community settings. 2. Identify the relationships between eating behaviors and other health risk behaviors and environments among youth across various settings.
Susie_X Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD
Susie_X Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD

4:45 PM
School food offerings and 7th-grade student dietary consumption in low-income Michigan middle schools
Katherine Alaimo, PhD, Richard Miles, MS, Jennifer Mosack, BS, Nick Drzal, MPH, RD, Shannon Carney, MS, RD, Diane Golzynski, PhD, RD, Deb Bailey, MS and Deanne Kelleher, MS, RD, CDE
5:15 PM
Potential barriers to prevention and intervention of overweight among adolescents in Baltimore City
Daa'iyah R. Cooper, BS, Harolyn Belcher, MD and Maria Trent, MD, MPH
5:30 PM
Smart card, smart choices: Incentivizing adolescents' autonomous food and beverage purchases
Marilyn Gardner, PhD, Danita Kelley, PhD, Karen Mason, PhD and Sara Miller

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

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

See more of: Food and Nutrition