142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Population Approaches to Healthy Eating and Dietary Behavior Change

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The purpose of this session is to better understand what steps can be taken by the government to use its purchasing power to promote behavior change, as well as, how other mechanisms can improve population health. The audience will learn about how having health behavior data at the census tract level can fill gaps for public health research and programs. This session will also highlight the importance of evidence-based programs into school settings as a strategy to improve population health disparities. A strong emphasis on healthy eating and behavior changes will be present during this session.
Session Objectives: Describe government's role as a market power in changing how healthy foods are offered on the marketplace. Explain the benefit of use of social marketing data to identify and influence modifiable risk factors. Identify the variablility of health behaviors among geographical areas.

Linking social marketing data to health outcomes at the community level
Isabel Corcos, PhD, MPH, Barbara M. Stepanski, MPH, Leslie Ray, MPH, MPPA, MA, Joshua Smith, PhD, MPH, Alicia Sampson, MPH, CPH, Sanaa Abedin, MPH, Ryan Smith, MPH and Amelia Kenner-Brininger, MPH, CPH
Promoting healthy food options among Latinos: Challenges and opportunities of a corner store intervention
Melissa Tibbits, PhD, Marnie Bothmer, MPH, Hongmei Wang, PhD, Athena Ramos, MS, MBA, CPM, Antonia Correa, MA, Sarah Schram, MS, RD and Mary Balluff, MS, RD
A statewide project to nudge healthy choices: Processes, outcomes and reflections
Marietta Orlowski, PhD, MCHES, Roopsi Narayan, Susan Patton, MS RD LD, William Spears, PhD, Alison Patrick, MPH, Liz Irick, RD, Rebecca Pobocik, PhD RD, Arin Lodge, RD, Julie Kennel, PhD RD CSSD LD and Marie Economos

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion