3170.0 Weighty Issues: Topics in Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM
Overweight and obesity have been shown to increase the likelihood of certain diseases and other health problems, and are important concerns for adults, children, and adolescents in the United States. An estimated 26.7 percent of adults in the United States reported being obese in 2009, up 1.1 percentage points since 2007. This session focuses on novel interventions and strategies that influence weight-related behaviors and outcomes in a variety of settings and risk-groups.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss specific non-stigmatizing strategies for addressing overweight and obesity in different environments. 2. Describe how community organizations/involvement can support obesity prevention and management programs.
Subhashini Poola, MD, MPH

10:30 AM
Effectiveness of a Worksite Diabetes Prevention Program: Results of Fuel Your Life
Mark G. Wilson, HSD, David M. DeJoy, PhD, Heather M. Padilla, MS, RD, LD, Marsha Davis, PhD, Robert J. Vandenberg, PhD and Chris Eldredge, MS
10:45 AM
11:15 AM
Effects of Parent Engagement and Community Partnerships on School-based Childhood Obesity Prevention
Thomas Reischl, PhD, Susan Franzen, MS, Huda Fadel, MPH, PhD and Shoma Pal, MPH MBA
11:30 AM
Examining differences in body composition between wheelchair users and non-impaired individuals
Katherine Froehlich-Grobe, PhD, Jaehoon Lee, PhD, Jeffrey Honas, MS and Richard Washburn, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: School Health Education and Services

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