Online Program

Improving school nutrition options through targeted environmental and policy actions

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Deborah H. John, PhD, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Elementary schools are key sites for delivering nutrition and physical activity education and promoting healthy behaviors. Most school-based programs model outcomes at the level of the individual and evaluate impacts at the level of changes in students' abilities and behaviors. A public health approach to promoting healthy habits focuses efforts on changing the context of the behavioral environmental to make healthy options the default choice

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the school nutrition and physical activity (SNPA) model and tool

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.