Combating Childhood Obesity Webinar

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Combating the Childhood Obesity Problem: Applications for Schools and Beyond (Part One)

Presented by: Anjali Jain, Mangaging Consultant, Lewin Group; Carol Bryant, Florida Prevention Research Center, University of South Florida College of Public Health; Jordan A. Carlson, San Diego State University & University of California, San Diego

This two part webinar series explores the research on youth and adolescent obesity. The United Health Foundation and ASHA partnered to present real-world applications for addressing this critical and complex issue. Educators, health providers, coaches, youth workers, and parents alike will benefit from this important discussion.

At the end of Part One, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand how social marketing can be used to design a behavior change intervention
  • Understand how the Scorecard program works
  • Summarize recommendations for promoting physical activity during school
  • Evaluate state laws related to supporting physical activity in school
  • Identify best practices for providing physical activity opportunities in school
  • Recognize the challenges and facilitators to implementing obesity interventions in school settings
  • Predict the potential role of the school nurse in addressing childhood obesity in schools

To view Part One of this webinar, click here.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Combating the Childhood Obesity Problem: Applications for Schools and Beyond (Part Two)

Presented by: E.Lisako J. McKyer, Director, Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research, Texas A&M University; Sally M. Davis, Director, Prevention Research Center, University of New Mexico; Sarah Sanders, Exercise Scientist, Prevention Research Center, University of New Mexico; Elaine Belansky, Assitant Professor, Colorado School of Public Health; Deb Johnson-Shelton, Associate Resarch Scientist, Oregon Research Institute & Geraldine Moreno, Senior Research Associate, Oregon Research Institute

Presenters will provide real-world applications for addressing this critical and complex issue. Educators, health providers, coaches, youth workers, and parents alike will benefit from this important discussion.

At the end of Part Two, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe use of the socio-ecological model in obesity prevention as described in the Child Health Initiative for Lifelong Eating and Exercise (CHILE)
  • Describe the Head Start can play in early prevention of obesity
  • Describe at least three lessons learned from the CHILE project
  • Describe Baseline Body Mass Index (BMI) values for a five-year longitudinal assessment of factors affecting BMI in K-5 children across 7 schools within one suburban, working class school district
  • Describe Results of the initial analysis of high BMI (≥85th percentile) scores using student level predicators
  • Describe Variations in student BMI across elementary schools to further our understanding of the factors that may affect the distribution of overweight and obesity within a school district
  • Identify key stakeholders who are in school settings, and their roles specific to childhood overweight and obesity-prevention research
  • Describe the research findings about stakeholder perceptions on childhood obesity factors, including the range of perceptions from various types of stakeholders
  • Articulate how these research findings relate to practice opportunities in school-based settings and community-based settings

To view Part Two of this webinar, click here.