4035.0 Interventions 2: School-based, Child-focused, and Youth-driven Interventions

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM
Schools play a critical role in providing an environment that promotes healthy eating and physical activity for children and youth. Some interventions intending to influence the health behaviors and outcomes of youth have also looked beyond the school day, considering, for example, after school settings, involvement of youth in initiatives that shape the environment in their communities, etc. In this session, speakers will discuss research and interventions relating to dietary behaviors of children and youth, both in and outside of the school and school day.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe elements of the environment, both in and out of school, that can shape dietary behaviors among youth; 2. Identify various programs and methodologies that have been employed to improve food purchasing behavior among youth and help youth enhance their community food environment; 3. Describe methodologies used for linking data on school environments and health behaviors to students' health and academic outcomes.

8:48 AM
A Novel Intervention to Improve Food-Purchasing Behavior in Low-Income School Children
Olajide Williams, MD MS, Alexandra DeSorbo, MPH and Donald Apakama, MS

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, School Health Education and Services

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

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