Addressing childhood obesity through state legislation: A review of bills across the u.s., 2010-2012
Learning objectives: 1. Participants will be able to name at least five legislative topics that may impact childhood obesity. 2. Participants will be able to describe at least two factors associated with state obesity bill enactment.
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related public policy
Identify at least five legislative topics that may impact childhood obesity. Describe at least two factors associated with state obesity bill enactment.
Keyword(s): Obesity, Child Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Program Manager at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work and Prevention Research Center in St. Louis at Washington University in St. Louis and have been involved in SCOPE II, State Childhood Obesity Prevention Evaluation, for the last two years. I have my masters in Public Policy Administration and am interested in the impact of state and local legislation on public health.
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.