249624 Brothers must eat to live NOT live to eat !

Monday, October 31, 2011: 3:10 PM

Erin Pearson, BA , Woodlawn Health Center, Project Brotherhood, Chicago, IL
Steve Hughes, BA , Project Brotherhood, Chicago, IL
Marcus Murray , Project Brotherhood, Woodlawn Health Center, Chicago, IL
Problem: There is a growing problem around obesity in Black men. This obesity problem is a direct link to diabetes & hypertension. The preventive messages that are out there are not culturally specific to Black men.

Method: Two hundred (200) surveys will be collected and analyzed along with focus groups being conducted with (fifty) 50 Black men, on their attitude, knowledge, and belief about nutrition & exercise.

The purpose of this work is to create a body of information that will be used to design nutritional messages and programs. Special attention will be paid to the influence that Black men have on the nutritional practice of the children in their lives. We will also explore nutritional behavior of men who live alone.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
1. Participant will be able to describe the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of Black men about nutrition and nutritional messages 2. Participant will be able to describe the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of Black men about exercise. 3. Participant will be able to design gender specific messages that are culturally appropriate.

Keywords: Health Education Strategies, Adult Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Nutitionist working with Black men
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.