3175.0 Healthy Student Weight

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM
This session provides a wide range of descriptive and intervention research on BMI, healthy weight and unhealthy eating. Research findings will be shared on unhealthy eating in students. New evidence supporting interventions for improving physical activity and eating habits will be presented.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the promise of walking school bus programs for increasing student and school community physical activity 2. Discuss unhealthy eating in students 3. Identify school based interventions for improving physical activity and eating habits
Larry K. Olsen, DrPH, MCHES

10:30 AM
Walking School Bus and its impact on BMI
Janette Quarles, DrPH Candidate, MPH, CPH, MA, CCC/SLP
11:10 AM
A modified obesity proneness (MOP2) model explains adolescent weight concerns and lack of self-control with food
Jen Nickelson, PhD, RD, Carol A. Bryant, PhD, Eric R. Buhi, MPH, PhD, CHES, Rita DeBate, PhD, MPH, CHES and Robert J. McDermott, PhD
11:30 AM
Losing Weight by Any Means? The Relationship between Weight Loss Status and Weight Loss Methods Among High School Students in Tennessee
Amanda R. Cole, MS, Norman Weatherby, PhD, Andrew Owusu, PhD, Poliala Mahoney Dickson, MS, Brittney D. Oliver, BS and Samuel Sowah, BS

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Organized by: School Health Education and Services
Endorsed by: Physical Activity

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