Online Program

Colorado LEAP study: A longitudinal study to assess if the effectiveness of a preschool nutrition and physical activity program is sustained in elementary school

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Laura Bellows, PhD, MPH, RD, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
The preschool years are a critical time for obesity prevention efforts; representing a time when children establish healthy eating habits and physical activity patterns. Understanding the context in which these behaviors develop is critical to formulating a model to address childhood obesity. The Colorado LEAP Study utilizes a social ecological approach to explore individual, family and environmental factors and their relationship to child weight status over a 3 year timeframe.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe individual, family and environmental factors related to eating and activity behaviors in early childhood.

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.
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.