Online Program

Overweight and obesity prevention and interventions in school aged children - USDA - NIFA supported programs

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Deirdra Chester, PhD, RDN, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition, USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Washington, DC
Laura Bellows, PhD, MPH, RD, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Tandalayo Kidd, PhD, RD, LPN, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Deborah H. John, PhD, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Sonya Jones, Ph.D., Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
The purpose of this session is to explore the most recent research funded by USDA – NIFA in the AFRI Competitive Grants Program – Childhood Obesity Prevention. Identifying the latest research and interventions from a variety of perspectives is important to gain a better understanding of the link between nutrition, physical activity and childhood obesity prevention. Exploring these programs is also a way to respond to the need for obesity prevention strategies across a variety of contexts, including schools and communities, and is relevant to a wide range of practitioners, researchers and policy makers.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe individual, family and environmental factors related to eating and activity behaviors in childhood. Describe snacking behaviors of children that are associated with the development of overweight and obesity. Describe the school nutrition and physical (SNPA) model and tool. Identify strategies that improve the food systems in communities.

Keyword(s): Children and Adolescents, Obesity

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: This is my area of expertise. I have presented and been involved in research in Childhood Obesity Prevention for many years.
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.