3353.0 Children and Obesity Prevention

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM
Obese children are at greater risk of becoming obese adults and experiencing subsequent negative health outcomes. This session examines obesity prevention programs delivered in school and at home specifically aimed at reaching K-6th grade learners.
Session Objectives: •Describe strategies of effective and promising obesity intervention programs. •Identify future goals and research directives for preventing childhood obesity. •Understand the evidence for community-based obesity prevention.

Table 1
Obesity prevention for preschoolers: Happy Healthy Preschooler program
Elizabeth G. Klein, PhD, MPH, Robert Murray, MD, Jennifer Kuck, MS, RD, LD, Gail L. Kaye, PhD,LPCC, RD, LD and Phyllis Pirie, PhD
Table 2
Constructing a childhood BMI registry: Tracking an epidemic
Douglas M. Hirano, MPH and Valentina Hernandez
Table 4
Joint effects of child temperament and maternal sensitivity on the development of childhood obesity
Tiejian Wu, MD, PhD, Wallace E. Dixon Jr, PhD, William T. Dalton III, PhD, Fred Tudiver, MD, Xuefeng Liu, PhD and Jing Liu, MD, PhD
Table 5
Outcomes of the 5-4-3-2-1 Go! Obesity Prevention Social Marketing Campaign
W. Douglas Evans, PhD, Jonathan Necheles, MD, MPH, Adam Becker, PhD, MPH and Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, School Health Education and Services, Social Work

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