On June 7th, 2013, the Alabama Public Health Training Center sponsored a one-day conference which focused on strategies for comprehensive prevention of obesity in children and adolescents. The conference addressed model population/system-based interventions and direct client programs and services that are being implemented throughout the United States. Additional conference support was provided by the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center, the UAB Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program, and the Alabama MCH Leadership Network.
At the end of this conference, participants should be able to:
- Understand the importance of healthy diets and physical activity for child and adolescent well-being.
- Identify public health initiatives and partnerships that can be implemented to promote healthy diets and physical activity among children and adolescents.
- Discuss how to engage children and adolescents to participate in healthy diets and physical activity.
- Apply elements from cutting-edge initiatives taking place across
Bonnie Spear, PhD, RD, Professor, UAB Department of Pediatrics, Birmingham, AL.
Spear 2 - Addressing Childhood Obesity and Healthy Lifestyles through School Physical Education and Nutrition Education
Stephanie Welch, MS-MPH, RD, LDN, Director, Community Development and Planning, Knox County Health Department, Knoxville, TN.
Margaret Adamek, PhD, Founder and Principal of Terra Soma Consulting Services, Minneapolis, MN.