3025.0 Promoting School Health Through Wellness Policies & Obesity Prevention

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM
Session Objectives: (1) Describe entities involved in collaborative efforts to develop effective school wellness policies (2) Discuss the benefits and limitations of utilizing the National Cancer Institute’s Classification of Laws Associated with School Students (C.L.A.S.S.) systems to compare state legislative initiatives to combat childhood obesity (3) Identify organizational, environmental, and individual factors that need to be addressed to promote healthy eating and physical activity among adolescents

8:30 AM
Drivers for successful implementation of school wellness policies: Implications for strategic planning process
Sandra S. Liu, PhD, MBA, MS in Preventive Medicine and Sharon L. Christ, PhD
8:50 AM
School-based Obesity Prevention Policy: A Comparison of State Legislative Approaches Using the Classification of Laws Associated with School Students (C.L.A.S.S.) Systems
Jennifer Noll Folliard, RD, MPH, Frank Perna, Monica Holloway, BS, April Oh, PhD, MPH, Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD, Stefanie Winston, JD, MPH and Shereitte Stokes, PhD, MPH, MIAD
9:10 AM
State laws for time spent in Physical education and its relationship with adolescent weight status
April Oh, PhD, MPH, Erin Hennessey, PhD, MPH, Frank Perna, Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD, Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD, MHS and Louise Mâsse, PhD
9:30 AM
Design and evaluation of an intervention to prevent overweight and obesity in Mexican urban public high schools
Guadalupe Rodriguez-Oliveros, PhD, Berenice Gaona-Pineda, MSc, Juan Angel Rivera-Dommarco, PhD, Miguel Angel González-Block, PhD, Edward A. Frongillo, PhD and Salvador Villalpando-Hernández, PhD

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health

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