Weighing the options: The role of race, gender and age in the obesity epidemic (a collaborative session between the Women's Caucus and Men's Health Caucus)
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This session represents the fourth year of the collaboration between the Men's Health Caucus and Women's Caucus. The goal of this collaboration is to present dynamic sessions focused on timely health topics through the lens of gender. This year's session will examine obesity and the role of potential contributing factors including wives' influences on their partners' eating behavior, high-risk human papillomavirus, emotional reactivity to one’s surroundings, and sugar-sweetened beverages and snacks. Four different populations/settings are presented. Additionally, the potential contributing factors have been analyzed within the context of specific demographic variables that result in a modifier effect. Results point to the need for further research, gendered social norms, policy changes, and the role of self-efficacy in obesity prevention/intervention.
Session Objectives: List the potential contributors to obesity.
Identify the potential policy changes needed to impact obesity.
Explain the role of self-efficacy in weight loss prevention/intervention.
Discuss how demographic variables influence obesity and obesity prevention/interventions.
Describe men and women’s perceptions regarding wife influence on partner eating behavior.
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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)