5164.0 Women's and children's health at any size

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will address how the Health at Any Size Health At Every Size approach may offer an alternative and more holistic way to improve the health and nutrition of women. The unique challenges faced by women in society due to obesity and its associated health problems as well as prevention strategies to address these issues will be shared.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe how the Health at Any Size Movement can be integrated into prevention programs for women and children. 2. Discuss challenges faced by women with regard to obesity related to empowerment, sexual behavior, lack of social support, and cultural framing. 3. Assess how these challenges can be addressed with particular focus on the needs of minority women and children.
Sarah Gareau, DrPH, MEd, MCHES

Food and Framing on the Biggest Loser
Natalie Ingraham, MPH, Shari Dworkin, PhD, MS and Faye Wachs, PhD
Evaluation of the Centro Latino of Hickory Nutrición Y Zumba Pilot Program
Sarah Gareau, DrPH, MEd, MCHES, Emily Fowler and Brandon Loudermilk, MA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Women's Caucus

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