3059.0 How We Eat: Factors Influencing Nutrition and Eating Behaviors

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
Inaccurate perceptions of self and diet are barriers to improving behaviors aimed at controlling weight. Identifying specific environmental dietary and physical activity behaviors may influence perceptions to be more accurate. Policy development and implementation are successful when nutrition and physical activity opportunities are allowed to be woven into the culture of the organization. Promotion, education and opportunity are seen as key factors to success.
Session Objectives: 1. Evaluate the effect that affective associations with behaviors and inaccurate perceptions of diet have on interventions promoting adherence to a healthy diet. 2. Describe the process for the successful development, implementation and support of wellness policy within communities and in the workplace.

8:30 AM
Challenges in intervening to improve diet: Do inaccurate perceptions of diet limit the ability to tailor therapy?
Donald Robinaugh, MA, Ankit Parikh, MSIV, Jennifer P. Friedberg, PhD, Lauren Simmons, MSW, Neha Sathe and Sundar Natarajan, MD, MSc
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
Design and implementation of the Five-by-Five community fruit-stand activity in Flint, Michigan
Arlene Sparks, Cynthia Howell, Tommy Johnson and Srimathi Kannan, PhD
9:30 AM
Just how contextual is it: The role of neighborhoods in explaining differences in eating behavior
LaTonya Trotter, MPH, Deborah Bowen, PhD and Adam Drewnowski, PhD

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

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