5078.0 Youth and Physical Activity

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
Increasing physical activity among youth is a national priority and an integral strategy for reducing the obesity epidemic. Presenters in this session will detail projects that have engaged youth in meaningful physical activity in schools and neighborhoods, including challenges and lessons learned.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Identify strategies for increasing physical activity among youth; 2. Discuss primary barriers and facilitators to youth physical activity.
Susan M. Radius, PhD, CHES

8:30 AM
An Evaluation of a School-based Physical Activity Program
Valentine Njike, MD, MPH, Judy Treu, MS, RD, Jesse Reynolds, MS and David L. Katz, MD, MPH
9:00 AM
Barriers and facilitators for physical activity in rural and urban middle school youth
Stephanie B. Jilcott, PhD, Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, Kindal A. Shores, PhD, Kelly R. Evenson, PhD, Daniel A. Rodriguez, PhD and Ross C. Brownson, PhD

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, School Health Education and Services

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