5106.0 Targeted Strategies in Nutrition Education and Training in School and Community Settings

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
Innovative and targeted approaches are critical to improving nutrition among children and adults. Corner store initiatives, kitchen and garden based integration in schools, and the use of technology will be presented as successful strategies in the field. The nationally recognized School Lunch Initiative implemented as a public/private partnership between the Berkeley Unified School District, Chez Panisse Foundation and the Center for Ecoliteracy will be discussed along with The Food Trust and Temple University's integrated school-community-based social marketing program featuring Healthy School Snack Zones and a unique video approach obesity among the Deaf.
Session Objectives: * Describe methods including new technologies (i.e. video, digital photography) in strategies to enhance community based assessments, as well as in interventions and evaluations of school age populations in the prevention of obesity. * Describe how to determine the cultural appropriateness of targeted teaching tools used with special populations. * Discuss how collaborative community efforts were employed and their impact on change over time in the nutrition of elementary and middle school aged students in the school environment. * Explain an environmental based strategy for reducing barriers to healthy snacking in an urban setting.

10:30 AM
Healthy Corner Store Initiative: Strategies for Creating Healthy Communities
Brianna Almaguer Sandoval, MSSP, Kelley E. Borradaile, PhD, Tara Alexis McCoy, Stephanie S. Vander Veur, MPH, Sandra Sherman, EdD and Gary D. Foster, PhD
11:10 AM
Snapshot: A Photography Study of School Lunch Choice and Consumption
Anna Charlene Martin, PhD, May-Choo Wang, DrPH, RD, Suzanne M. Rauzon, MPH, RD, Launa Craig, BS and Natalie Studer, MPH, RD
11:30 AM
Impact of Student Exposure to Comprehensive Changes to School Policy, School Meals and Cooking and Garden Programs: Results of the Three-Year School Lunch Initiative Evaluation Project
May-Choo Wang, DrPH, RD, Suzanne M. Rauzon, MPH, RD, Natalie Studer, MPH, RD, Launa Craig, BS, Anna Charlene Martin, PhD and Pat Crawford, DrPH, RD

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

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

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