Snack-Centric: Strategize, Actualize, Maximize
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Child Health Issues
This session examines a highly successful school and family-focused program to manage weight and improve health in a high risk Mexican-American population. In each of the past eight years
eighty percent of the study adolescents lost or maintained weight, and two-thirds kept it off over two years. Data exploring the B-modification, physical education, and snacking portions of the
study are examined and a deep look at the government's 'What America Eats' survey will explore snacking patterns.
Define the challenges to implementation and specific parameters to be measured in a successful community-based weight management program
Understand the relationship between behavior-modification techniques, physical activity, and healthy snacking in successful weight management
Articulate the latest trends in snacking patterns, with specific insight into types of snacks, frequency patterns, and nutritional consequences for various age groups
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