4072.0 School Obesity Prevention

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM
It takes a village to raise a healthy child. Nighty eight percent of all school aged children, 52 million children in the United States, spend most of the day at school. Schools have an obligation to provide a heatlhy environment to learn, eat, play and live. This session will describe ways to integrate health and physical activity into the school community. Evaluation strategies and methodologies will be suggested for measuring school nutrition and physical activity interventions to combat child obesity.
Session Objectives: 1. List strategies for integrating healthy eating and physical activity into the school community 2. Discuss alternatives for evaluating the success of school interventions aimed to combat child obesity
Joseph A. Dake, PhD, MPH

8:30 AM
Integrating Health and Physical Activity into the School Community
Abigail Atkins, MSW, Lisa S. Wolff, ScD, Catherine Vowell, MBA and Michael P. Kelly, PhD
9:00 AM
Project Healthy Schools: Creating a sustainable middle-school based intervention to fight childhood obesity
Jean DuRussel-Weston, RN MPH CHES, Lindsey Rose Mitchell, MPH, Catherine Fitzgerald, RD, Susan Aaronson, RD, LaVaughn M. Palma-Davis, MA, Caren S. Goldberg, MD, Bruce Rogers, Roopa Gurm, MS and Kim A. Eagle, MD
9:15 AM
A success story in collaboration: NC agencies partner with schools on obesity prevention through NC School Health Connection
Ingrid Morris, MPH, Julie Knaack, MPH, RD, LDN, Whitney Davis, MPH, Meg Molloy, DrPH, MPH, RD and Kristy Lowther

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Organized by: School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)