Good, bad, and ugly: The influence of media on healthy weight among ethnically diverse youth and parents
Learning Areas:Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Identify cultural differences and similarities among African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian youth in regards to media use and behaviors related to healthy weight Describe how media influences behaviors related to healthy weight among ethnically diverse youth Discuss how health communication strategies can be modified to be more effective in promoting healthy weight related behaviors among ethnically diverse youth
Keyword(s): Obesity, Minority Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Senior Study Director at Westat with over 10 years of experience in public health focusing on behavioral health, childhood obesity, health disparities, and evidence-based practices. My research is concerned with social and environmental factors associated with obesity in children and adults, particularly among low-income minority populations. In previous work, I developed tools and products that use innovative communication and dissemination strategies to convey public health messages through digital and social media.
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.