5079.0 Challenges in Obesity Prevention

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
Overweight and obesity are a public health epidemic, particularly among children. Education programs often focus on transferring healthy lifestyle information to participants with the goal of motivating them to make behavior changes. There are many avenues by which information can be successfully disseminated.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify at least three risk factors associated with nutrition and physical activity behaviors in preschool- and school-aged children. 2. Describe strategies for addressing policy, practice and behavior change tactics to combat childhood overweight.

8:30 AM
Beyond knowledge in nutrition education
Nell H. Gottlieb, PhD, Jennifer Greenberg Seth, ScM, Karol K. Harris, PhD, Alexandra Evans, PhD, Carol Spaulding, MS and Jennifer J. Loyo, MEd
8:45 AM
Relationship of depressive symptoms with obesity: ACTION, a wellness program for school personnel
Carolyn C. Johnson, PhD, Larry S. Webber, PhD, Janet C. Rice, PhD and Donald (Diego) Rose, PhD, MPH
9:00 AM
CARING: Taking cardiovascular risk reduction education to the fifth grade classroom and beyond
Valerie Minor, RN, MSN, Alyson M. Ward, RN, MPH, Emily Murphy, PhD, Katie Polak, BA, Lesley A. Cottrell, PhD and William A. Neal, MD
9:15 AM
Assessing habits for modifying nutrition and physical activity behaviors in lower-income urban children and families
Laura Anderko, RN PhD, John Meuer, Sarah O'Connor, Melodee Nugent and Clarence Johnson

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

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