5185.0 Environmental and Policy Approaches to Physical Activity

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session will discuss strategies developed to increase physical activity levels in children. Legal and policy approaches to promoting play in communities will be discussed. This session will also demonstrate awareness of different patterns of park-based physical activity among adults.
Session Objectives: Identify the key preschool factors associated with increased levels of physical activity and describe sustainable strategies for increasing physical activity in preschools. Demonstrate how community-based build process can increase opportunities for physical activity through playground building by creating access to safe play spaces.

12:30 PM
Preschool environmental and policy factors associated with physical activity
Gabrielle M. Grode, MPH, Kathryn E. Henderson, PhD and Marlene B. Schwartz, PhD
12:45 PM
Leap-frog for lawyers: Using local policy and law to promote play
Christine Fry, MPP, Amy S. Ackerman, JD, Manel Kappagoda, JD, MPH and Marice Ashe, JD, MPH
1:15 PM
Role of Parks as Settings for Physical Activity: The Neighborhood Parks and Active Living Study (NPAL)
Judy Kruger, PhD, Latetia V. Moore, PhD, Karen G. Mumford, PhD and Candace Rutt, PhD
1:30 PM

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

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