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
Monday, Oct 21, 2013
Obesity and Weight Management
The presenters will discuss an evidenced-based integrated health, nutrition and physical activity program for middle school, supported by senior peer mentors in the daily education process. A teen leader will outline how the program/classes were designed and evaluated in partnership by dietitians and teen educators for successful integration and acceptance of the middle school students.
- Describe the necessary components for a successful partnership with teens and peer mentoring in a childhood obesity prevention program for middle school.
- Discuss the barriers and facilitators to integrating peers into a health, nutrition and physical education class/
- Identify benefits of a school-based obesity prevention program.
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