4381.0 Interventions to improve physical activity and nutrition

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Regular physical activity and good nutrition are imperative to public health efforts to prevent and control obesity, chronic disease, and other health conditions. Presentations in this session detail programs aimed at these protective behaviors across diverse settings and among diverse populations.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe strategies for improving physical activity and nutrition behaviors in diverse populations and in diverse settings. 2. Assess the effectiveness of interventions on increasing physical activity and improving nutrition.

Results from a pilot intervention to improve home nutrition environments in rural families
Michelle Kegler, DrPH, Iris Alcantara, MPH, J.K. Veluswamy, Deanne Swan, PhD, James A. Hotz, MD and Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
How'd they do it? Understanding successful physical activity experiences among low-income African American women
Amy E. Harley, PhD, MPH, RD, Jessica P. Bergstrom, MPH, Scott Strath, PhD and Gary Bennett, PhD
We Run This City marathon program: A school-community fitness program for underserved youth
Elaine A. Borawski, PhD, Tara Taylor, Ryan Kofron, MSSA, Laura Danosky, MPH, Pamela Brackett, MNO, Meghan Estes and Deborah Aloshen, MEd, RN
Physical activity in an organized after school program: A pilot study
Marietta Orlowski, PhD, Jeffrey S. Hallam, PhD and Karen Wonders, PhD
Effectiveness of a web-based program to improve the nutrition and physical activity of college freshmen
Mary K. Buller, MA, Andrea Dunn, PhD, Erika J. Edwards, BS, Xia Liu, MPH, David B. Buller, PhD and Gary Cutter, PhD

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: School Health Education and Services, Social Work