4056.0 Discussion: Novel Approaches to Obesity Prevention

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
Obesity rates continue to escalate among youth and adult populations. Reducing or stabilizing this deadly trend and the related negative health outcomes is a public health priority. This round table session is devoted to novel approaches to addressing the determinants of overweight and obesity in various populations.
Session Objectives: 1.Discuss the importance of and challenges in changing food and physical activity environments to prevent obesity. 2. Compare and contrast the benefits, challenges, and limitations of divergent approaches to addressing obesity among youth and adult populations
Linda Forys, EdM, CHES

Table 1
Implementing Project Healthy Schools (PHS) in a diverse, underserved student population: Lessons learned
Jean E. DuRussel-Weston, RN MPH, Caren S. Goldberg, MD, Bruce Rogers, LaVaughn Palma-Davis, MA, Susan Aaronson, RD, Catherine Fitzgerald, RD, Marc Zimmerman, PhD, Kim A. Eagle, MD, Lindsey Rose Mitchell, MPH and Roopa Gurm, MS
Table 3
A novel approach in addressing childhood obesity: Using mentors as part of an after-school nutrition and physical activity program
Mandy Graves, RD, MPH, Martha Walker, BS, Gabriela Rios, BS, Lucy Montoya, Robert Donahue, EdD and Carole Donahue, MA
Table 4
Implementing a Train the Trainer model: The national evaluation of the BodyWorks multi-session parent-focused adolescent obesity prevention program
Jodi Anthony, MPH, Rebecca Ledsky, MBA, Sherri Farias, BA, Susan M. Blake, PhD, Jonelle Rowe, MD, Mary Lou Rife, PhD, Elizabeth Fassett, MS, CHES, Rose Hooks and Namratha Swamy, PhD
Table 6
Influences of Physical and Social Neighborhood Environments on Child Physical Activity and Obesity
Luisa Franzini, PhD, Marc N. Elliott, PhD, Paula Cuccaro, PhD, Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD, M. Janice Gilliland, PhD, Frank Franklin, MD MPH PhD and Susan Tortolero, PhD
Table 7
A Pharmacist Developed Weight Loss Program for
Steven T. Boyd, PharmD, BCPS,CDE and Jesse (Pete) Cooke, PhD
Table 9
Video gaming: Emerging "new media" determinant for adult obesity
Wendi Kannenberg, MPH, Matt Riggs, PhD, Gary L. Hopkins, MD, DrPH, MPH, James B. Weaver, PhD, Stephanie Sargent Weaver, PhD, Duane C. McBride, PhD and John V. Stevens, JD
Table 10
Commit 2 B Fit as applied to children ages 7-8
Cleonique Deshommes, Rashida Logan and Jeannie Beatrice Moise

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

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