Online Program

March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award Lecture and Reception: Improving Maternal Nutrition in the Digital Age: Opportunities and Challenges

Monday, November 2, 2015: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This session will build from Dr. Olson’s history of research focused on promoting healthy lifestyles and weight gain in pregnant women through individually-oriented behavior change interventions, health system change interventions, and community-based interventions aimed at creating health-supporting physical and social environments for childbearing women and their infants. Dr. Olson will represent her most recent healthy lifestyle intervention for pregnant and postpartum women, e-Moms of Rochester. Drawing on this experience, she will present some of the challenges and possibilities for integrating electronic communication media into clinical and public health programs for pregnant women.
Session Objectives: Increased awareness of the vast content in the digital world that is available to pregnant women and how it is being used by women; Increased knowledge of methods and results from e-Moms Roc, an integrated mobile phone and online healthy lifestyle intervention that is currently being evaluated in a randomized controlled trial; Increased understanding of the challenges in using digital communications media to improve the nutrition of populations of pregnant women.
Amber Canto, MPH, RDN

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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