Measuring the school nutrition and physical activity (SNPA) environment - a case for assessing school resources and readiness for changing the context to address child obesity
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Describe the school nutrition and physical activity (SNPA) model and tool. Advocate for assessing school environmental resources and readiness and evidence-based strategies to improve the school context for promoting healthy nutrition and physical activity habits.
Keyword(s): Child Health Promotion, School Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am/have been the principal or co-principal of federally funded grants focusing on the interplay between people's health and place, specifically obesity-related behaviors (nutrition/physical activity) and environmental conditions/behavioral context. Among my scientific interests has been the development of community-engaged strategies for assessing and changing environments, policies, and practices.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.