3124.0 Kids on the Move: Promoting Physical Activity in Children and Youth

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
Targeted physical activity interventions are likely to lead to better uptake. During this session speakers will evaluate the use of The Time Use data survey to inform the development of relevant physical activity interventions. A number of different community efforts have been undertaken to promote physical activity of children and adolescents including the Healthy Eating Active Community Project (California), the Catch the Bug project (Pennsylvania) and Sommerville Community Project (Massachusetts). During this session presenters will describe these projects including how they were selected and evaluate the impact of each on physical activity on school aged children. Physical activity promotion efforts for daycare aged children are also underway. An assemment of the impact of licensure in NY city daycares on increasing adherence to physical activitiy guidelines will be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe and evaluate three community efforts to promote physical activity among children and adolescents 2) Assess the adherence of NY city daycares to physical activity requirements of state licensing 3) Discuss the feasibility and applicability of the Time Use survey data for the development of targeted physical activity promotion efforts
Deirdra Chester, PhD, RD, LD/N

10:30 AM
Active Living in Somerville MA: The importance of access to and utilization of recreational space for middle school aged students
Virginia Chomitz, PhD, Julia McDonald, MS, MPH, Patrice Melvin, MPH, Denise Aske, MPH, Howard Cabral, PhD and Karen Hacker, MD MPH
10:45 AM
Social and physical environments of sports and exercise reported among high school students in the American Time Use Survey
Genevieve Fridlund Dunton, PhD, MPH, David Berrigan, PhD, MPH, Rachel Ballard-Barbash, MD, MPH, Frank Perna, PhD, Barry Graubard, PhD and Audie A. Atienza, PhD
11:15 AM
Using policy implementation to improve school physical education in low-income communities
Sally Lawrence Bullock, MPH, Krista Stiffler, MPH, Brian Cole, DrPH, Lisa Craypo, MPH, RD and Sarah Samuels, DrPH
11:30 AM
Do New York City daycare centers meet newly-mandated policies for physical activity and screen time
Rachel I. Klein, MPH, Temitope Erinosho, PhD and L. Beth Dixon, PhD MPH

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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