5177.0 Nutrition Education, Health Promotion and Youth

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 12:30 PM
Increasingly, youth are seen as important change agents in communities and families. In addition, youth in the United States often have poor eating habits which are often carried into adulthood. This session will highlight various school-based, afterschool-based and community-based interventions to promote healthy diet in youth and empowering youth to act as advocates for health in the families and communities. Addressing the important issues of stress and body image perception will also be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1) List the components of the two youth nutrition interventions and provide examples of criteria to assess these components. 2) Describe how school- and afterschool-based programs can be used to address poor diet and childhood obesity more generally.
Janice Adams-King, RN, BSN, MS

12:30 PM
Using the RE-AIM framework to evaluate the statewide dissemination of a school-based nutrition curriculum: “Shaping Up My Choices"
Genevieve Fridlund Dunton, PhD, MPH, Yue Liao, MPH, Rachel Ann Grana, PhD, MPH, Renee Lagloire, MA and Trina Robertson, MS
1:06 PM
Creating healthy afterschool environments for obesity prevention through the Healthy Behaviors Initiative's 6 Exemplary Practices
Liz Schwarte, MPH, Sallie Yoshida, DrPH, RD, Sarah Samuels, DrPH, Kathy Lewis and Andria Fletcher, PhD
1:24 PM
1:42 PM
Empowering youth as change agents for family nutrition though culinary leadership programs
Jessica Leinwand, BA, MPH Candidate, Lynn Fredericks, Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD, Katie Becker, BA, MPA Candidate and Jennifer Paulino, BA, MPA candidate

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, Community Health Workers

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

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