4341.0 Promoting Health Through Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Education

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM
Nutrition and physical activity have rapidly become important topics not only in public health but in the mainstream media. With increasing obesity rates and continued poor nutrition among the nation’s underserved communities nutrition and physical activity is a timely topic. This session will address nutrition and physical activity policy, access, and individual behavior.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Describe relationships between area-level characteristics and opportunities for physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption; 2. Assess parental perceptions of their child’s eating behaviors and perceptions of control over daily food choices; 3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the “Start.Living.Healthy.” media campaign; and 4. Identify potential initiatives to bridging the disparities in food accessibility.

4:30 PM
Mapping physical activity opportunities and fruit and vegetable outlets to area-level characteristics
Di H. Cross, BSE, Youngmee Kim, PhD, Lance Waller, Michael C. Page, K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, Ph, Roberd M. Bostick, MD, MPH and Carol J. Rowland Hogue, PhD, MPH
4:50 PM
5:10 PM
An Examination of Urban Honolulu Nutrition Environments by Store Type
Yuka Jokura, BPHE, Katie M. Heinrich, PhD, Taryn Lee, MPH and Jay Maddock, PhD

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Organized by: APHA-Student Assembly
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services

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