4292.0 Addressing Childhood and Adolescent Obesity through School & Community Health Initiatives

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session will explore strategies used to increase the quality and quantity of physical education in schools and will describe the implementation of school-based, multi-pronged programs. This session will also provide an example of how an evaluation can result in recommendations and tools for use in the planning of interagency governmental efforts aimed at obesity prevention. This session will discuss the use of a community-based approach incorporating a rapid assessment methodology and also aims to discuss the successes of grant-funded initiatives focused on improving nutrition through the introduction of a Farm to School program.
Session Objectives: List three strategies used to increase the quality and quantity of physical education in schools.
Karyn M. Warsow, MS, MPH, DrPH Candidate

5 to Go! : A healthcare provider's approach to promoting childhood wellness in schools
Michelle Del Toro, MPH, MALS and Persis Sosiak, MPH, BSN, RN
Connecting Local Farms with Schools to Improve Student Nutrition
Jacqueline Lawler, MPH, CPH, Robert J. Deitrich, Krista Smith McAdam, MSW, Danielle Moser, MEd, Heidi Meehan, Meg Oakes, MS, RD, Katherine J. Roberts, EdD, MPH, MCHES and Kathy Perry

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Women's Caucus, Chiropractic Health Care

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