Childhood obesity in six north Texas counties: Family- and school-based factors
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Define obesity using BMI calculation and percentiles for children and teens. Describe the distribution of overweight/obesity in children aged 2 to 15 years in the surveyed counties. List the obesity risk factors that can be effectively addressed in school interventions. Compare evidence-based interventions, both family-based and school-based, for reducing and preventing childhood obesity.
Keyword(s): Child Health, Obesity
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in public health research for two years as a graduate research assistant under the direction of advisors. I had the opportunity to present at APHA in 2012 in the Psychiatric Epidemiology section. I worked as a research intern in childrens health reseach in my final semester, and I graduated with my MPH in May 2013.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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