4316.0 Child and Adolescent Health

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 2:30 PM
The health of adolescents is extremely important, as it is an indicator for their health status as adults. Research in the area of obesity, and factors relating to it, have become increasingly prominent in the health education and promotion literature. In this session, participants will hear presentations on an environmental program focusing on childhood obesity. In addition, presenters will discuss physical activity and perceptions of weight among children and adolescents. With diabetes being a disease co-occurring with obesity, participants will also discuss a program developed to prevent such diseases among Latino adolescents.
Session Objectives: • Discuss strategies to achieve policy and environmental change resulting in a sustainable school based childhood obesity reduction program. • Describe attitudes and experience, as well as variance by race/ethnicity and gender, of adolescents with regard to physical activity. • Describe the association between misperception of weight norms and personal weight status among adolescents.

2:30 PM
Lessons in reducing childhood obesity: Insights from Project Healthy Schools
Jean E. DuRussel-Weston, RN MPH, Caren S. Goldberg, MD, Elizabeth Jackson, MD MPH, Bruce Rogers, LaVaughn M. Palma-Davis, MA, Susan Aaronson, RD, Catherine Fitzgerald, RD, Marc Zimmerman, PhD, Lindsey Rose Mitchell, MPH, Roopa Gurm, MS and Kim A. Eagle, MD
3:00 PM
Prevent Diabetes Live La Vida Buena/the Good Lifeway
Ana Celia Hernandez Martinez, MPH, Samara Kiihl, Silvia Gastelum, Alicia Sanders, Jeannette Peralta, Nathania Garcia, Travis Jones and Patty Molina

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services, Social Work

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