5080.0 Successful Methods of Obesity Prevention

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
Overweight and obesity is a public health epidemic among both adults and youth. As this problem is complex, multiple, a wide range of behaviors and audiences must be addressed if we are to reduce or even contain current rates. This session looks at various programs aimed at reducing overweight and obesity in diverse populations.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Identify strategies for developing and sustaining strong partnerships for obesity prevention and control; 2. Describe factors contributing to weight status, physical activity habits and dietary intake; 3. Apply lessons learned to develop and implement obesity control and prevention programs.
James B. Weaver, PhD, MPH

8:30 AM
Collaborative system modeling to develop childhood obesity prevention policies: An innovative approach to working with legislators
Rachel Ferencik, MPA, Chris Soderquist, Kenneth Powell, MD, MPH, Heather Devlin, MA, Mary Ann Phillips, MPH and Karen Minyard, PHD
8:45 AM
Socio-economic and racial/ethnic disparities in adolescent girls' weight-related family environments
Katherine W. Bauer, MS, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD, Jayne A. Fulkerson, PhD, Peter Hannan, MStat and Mary Story, PhD, RD
9:00 AM
Healthy GrandFamilies Initiative: Engaging grandparent caregivers in child obesity prevention
Amanda S. Birnbaum, PhD, MPH, Woodie Kessel, MD, MPH and B. J. Carter, MS
9:15 AM
Motivating Texas Rio Grande Valley Parents to remove the TV from their 2nd grade child's bedroom via Motivational Enhancement Interviews
Kelli Drenner, PhD, Steve Kelder, PhD, Andrew E. Springer, DrPH, Ross Shegog, PhD, Cristina Barroso, DrPH, Carolyn Agurcia-Parker, MA and Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RD, LD, CNS
9:30 AM
Role of public-private partnerships in the development and implementation of state obesity prevention and control programs
Bridget Kelly, PhD, MPH, Amy Roussel, PhD, LaShawn Curtis, DrPH, MPH, Pamela Williams-Piehota, PhD, Molly Lynch, MPH, Joseph Horne, BA, Megan Gray, BA and James C. Hersey, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Latino Caucus

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