Policy, Research and Unique Partnerships: How One Maine County Eliminated Sugary Beverage Scoreboards on School Owned Property
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Describe how policy, research and partnerships contributed to the removal of sugary beverage scoreboards in schools in Maine. Explain the process required to pass, evaluate and ensure compliance with a state law limiting marketing of junk food on school property. Describe partnership roles and opportunities in policy-making, research and implementation of a statewide school marketing ban, including involvement of non-traditional partners.
Keyword(s): Obesity, Marketing
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked on public health policy for more that 20 years and on state-level obesity policy initiatives for more than 10 years. I have been involved in obesity policy research, research to practice initiatives and am currently co-chairing an obesity workgroup for the public health district.
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.