3433.0 Perspective on Obesity Prevention

Monday, November 9, 2009: 4:30 PM
Obesity is a pandemic affecting more than a billion people worldwide with two or three times more people being overweight. The burden of obesity manifests itself physically, psychologically and socially. There are funded obesity interventions that do not match well with the mental perceptions of their target populations. This session examines obesity interventions that focus on social interactions and perceptions of obesity among specific populations.
Session Objectives: •Identify cultural and gender roles in chronic disease and obesity prevention and management in at risk populations. •Identify gaps in current health education practice that are necessary to reduce health disparities as it relates to obesity in at risk populations. •Analyze current and future needs in health education as it relates to obesity.

4:30 PM
Social Transmission of Weight-Related Behaviors among Adolescents
Mir Ali, PhD, Aliaksandr Amialchuck, PhD and Frank Heiland, PhD
4:45 PM
Close to home: Women's perspectives on African American men's eating and physical activity
Jonetta L. Johnson, MPH/PhD(c), Derek M. Griffith, PhD, Julie Ober Allen, MPH, Katrina Herbert, MPH, MSW, Gyhandi Hill, BA and Henry Gaines, BS
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Psychosocial Outcomes of Weight Stigma among College Students
Sabrina J. Robinson, PhD, MPH, MS, FNP-BC

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Social Work

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