4347.1 Changes in School Nutrition and Physical Activity Environments to Prevent Obesity

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) is an initiative supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase physical activity and healthy eating and decrease tobacco use through community-wide environmental and policy change efforts in over 100 cities, states, and territories. Many cities, counties, and tribal communities are working to change the nutrition and physical activity environments in schools, to increase the availability of healthier food and beverage options, decrease the presence of unhealthy foods and beverages, and increase physical activity opportunities. This panel will showcase the work of 3 CPPW-funded cities and counties to accomplish these kinds of environmental and policy changes in schools, presenting the findings of evaluators working with the local CPPW initiatives. The presentations will address the interventions being carried out in the communities and the innovative evaluation methods used to assess the progress toward meeting the goals on improved nutrition and physical activity in schools.
Session Objectives: Identify successful programs and strategies for changing school environments to promote healthy eating and physical activity

LA RENEW: Improving school physical education through a teacher mentoring program
Mariah Lafleur, MPH, Liz Schwarte, MPH, Lisa Craypo, MPH, RD, Rajni Banthia, PhD, Sally Bullock, MPH, Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS and Brian Cole, DrPH
Working with school districts to adopt, implement and evaluate competitive food policies
Kiana Trabue, MPH, Lauren Niemes, MEd, RD, LD, Susan Schaefer, MEd and Stacy Wegley, MS, ACSM

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

Organized by: School Health Education and Services
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Physical Activity, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)