5144.0 Effective Tools for Promoting Good Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Overall Health

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
As good nutrition and physical activity interact to define overall health, it is critical that communities assess federal, state, and local financial incentives to improve healthy food retail. This session will go on to describe an advocacy process that prioritizes community-driven concerns and sustains motivation and engagement of community members.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: • Explain how teen leader/facilitator approaches can be successful in improving middle-school-age participants’ knowledge and attitudes concerning nutrition and physical activity. • Explain the disparities in food access in low-income communities and communities of color. • Describe efforts to build a network of healthy corner store advocates, business owners, and academics to develop viable business models.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Saturday Open Gym Physical Activity Promotion: Pilot Study
Jordan Thomas, BS, Jessica Hoffman, PhD, NCSP, Matthew DuBois, MS, Tara Agrawal, MS, Christine Locke Healey, MPH, Shari Nethersole, MD and Carmen Sceppa, MD, PhD
FANtastic Kids: A peer-led community-based fitness and nutrition intervention to address pediatric overweight
Julie Rollins, MA, John Cook, PhD, Julie Thayer, MS, MPH and Vivien M. Morris, MS,RD,MPH,LDN
OPT (Obesity Prevention Toolkit) for Healthy Neighborhoods: Addressing built environment disparities through the social environment
Heidi Hascall, MA, NPM, Jenny Hehnke, MS, PhD, Tom Musselwhite, Laurie Trieger and Erin C. Owen, MPH

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, School Health Education and Services, Social Work, Healthy Communities for Healthy Aging Forum

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