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Body Mass Index (BMI) is widely employed to describe the prevalence of obesity in populations, investigate health risks associated with obesity, and guide clinical care. Critics have raised questions about how well BMI captures body fat at the population and the individual level, and whether BMI is the best measure to capture obesity-associated co-morbidities. This session will discuss how well BMI captures body fat across the population, examine how BMI is related to disease processes in childhood and on into adulthood, and will offer recommendations regarding the use of BMI in the patient-oriented setting.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Stephen Daniels, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital ColoradoCynthia Ogden, Epidemiologist/NHANES Analysis Branch Chief, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionBabette Zemel, Director, Nutrition and Growth Laboratory, The Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaModerator: William Harry Dietz Jr, Director, Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness
Our brain’s response to psychological stress can lead to lowered executive function and potentially poor eating habits as early as preschool. Learn how maternal stress, modeling behaviors and the environment make a difference in childhood obesity. Discover the benefits of stress reduction and mindfulness strategies to enable healthier behaviors and decision-making. The relationship between stress, brain function and food choices will also be explored during this session.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Joy Pieper, Affiliate Faculty, Metropolitan State University of DenverEleanor Tate, National Cancer Institute Training Fellow, Doctoral candidate, University of Southern CaliforniaLucy Vezzuto, Coordinator, Student Mental Health and School Climate, Orange County Department of EducationModerator: Trina Robertson, Project Manager, Dairy Council of California
How do you measure the public health impact of a population-based effort? This session explores the use of the RE-AIM framework & a systematic methodology for quantifying intensity change based on event duration, population reach and strategy to evaluate the public health impact of 1) a large school-based nutrition program in California, 2) a local Latino health coalition in Kansas City, Kansas, and 3) policy, system, and environment change strategies for the SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) population in California.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Vicki Collie-Akers, Associate Director of Health Promotion Research, University of KansasAndrew Larsen, Graduate Student, University of Southern CaliforniaLauren Whetstone, Project Scientist, University of CaliforniaModerator: May Wang, Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
The significant health and financial consequences of childhood obesity necessitate identifying groups most in need of interventions, as well as cost-effective solutions to reducing obesity in these youth. This session will present childhood obesity trends and racial/ethnic disparities data in California, the financial costs of childhood obesity, and cost-effectiveness estimates of national and state excise taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Patricia Crawford, Senior Director of Research, Nutrition Policy Institute, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesJennifer Falbe, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, School of Public HealthMichael Long, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthModerator: John Talarico, Branch Chief, Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch, California Department of Public Health
As multiple stakeholders contemplate implementing interventions to reduce childhood obesity, it is critical that we understand which interventions provide the greatest return on investment. This session will describe assumptions made in cost-effectiveness research, provide specific examples (including cost-effectiveness of physical education, childcare policies, soda taxes, and a multi-faceted community-based intervention), and discuss challenges to comparing effectiveness of various interventions.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Joe Edward Coffield, Jr., Assistant Professor of Health Professions, Hofstra UniversityMichael Long, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthModerator: Kristine Madsen, Associate Professor, Joint Medical Program & Public Health Nutrition, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health
This session will focus on stories and results from three vibrant California communities that have employed unique strategies incorporating community engagement, non-traditional partnerships, and a comprehensive approach to move beyond collaboration and achieve collective impact. Join us to hear seasoned professionals from the Central Valley, Inland Empire, and our host county of San Diego discuss their innovative strategies to reduce obesity and promote their policy and environmental change strategies (PSE). Whether by engaging with Resident Leadership Academies, working with local elected officials, incorporating a Health in All Policies approach, or focusing on specific built environment projects, these communities are beginning to make an impact in preventing obesity.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Erika Lewis-Huntley, Management Analyst III, City of Rancho CucamongaLourdes Perez, Program Coordinator, Stanislaus County CCROPP, Center for Human Services - Ceres Partnership for Healthy ChildrenCarey Riccitelli, Community Health Program Manager, County of San Diego Health and Human Services AgencyModerator: Lynn Parker, Scholar, Institute of Medicine
The places where people live, work, play, pray and learn are critical in community health and can significantly impact healthy eating, active living and safety. This session will connect community design principles to health and identify tools to develop cross-sectorial partnerships. Communities will be highlighted that have successfully integrated strategies to increase neighborhood health and safety.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Shaunda Johnson, Program Administrator, Health Education CouncilMaureen Silva, Program Coordinator, Prevention InstitutePaul Zykofsky, Associate Director, Local Government CommissionModerator: Karen Ben-Moshe, Senior Program Associate, Public Health Institute
Communities across the country are seeking safe, accessible, and affordable places to exercise and play, and shared use is a promising strategy to achieve this goal. This session will introduce new frontiers in shared use, identify policies and initiatives that are ripe for evaluation and replication, and provide practical tools and success stories to help make shared use a reality.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.John Bilderback, Step ONE Program Manager, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health DepartmentEllie Gladstone, Staff Attorney, ChangeLab SolutionsGia Rutledge, Behavioral Scientist, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Center for Disease Control and PreventionBenjamin Winig, Senior Staff Attorney and Program Director, ChangeLab SolutionsModerator: Rosanne Farris, Branch Chief, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This session will review the results of the first National Study of Neighborhood Parks, which assessed park use and park policies across 25 US Cities and 174 neighborhood parks. The findings identify specific policies, practices and facilities that enhance park use and park-based moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and demonstrate that parks are currently largely underutilized, especially in low-income neighborhoods.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Deborah Cohen, Senior Scientist, RANDBing Han, Statistician, RANDThomas McKenzie, Professor Emeritus, San Diego State UniversityModerator: Jim Sallis, Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego
An estimated 30 million Americans live in urban neighborhoods and rural towns where they cannot buy healthy food to feed their families. Neighborhoods that lack healthy food access typically also have a host of other socio-economic problems which are rooted in historical and institutional policies and practices that have led to great disparity. This session will highlight efforts not only to increase access and improve community health but also help to create jobs, support local food systems, and help improve communities in other ways.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Jessica Estrada, Program Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator, Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition and HealthyRetailSF ProgramDanielle Ronshausen, Health Information Specialist II, County of Sonoma, Department of Health ServicesDwayne Wharton, Director of External Affairs, The Food TrustModerator: Jackie Richardson, Health Program Manager, California Department of Public Health
The session will discuss a safety warning policy on sugar sweetened beverages to inform consumers of the harmful health impact upon consumption of these products. The policy strategy has great potential to change social norms around SSBs to reduce the prevalence of youth and adult obesity and diabetes. Presenters will share their experience in developing SB 1000 and the lessons learned from the California campaign to provide a foundation for subsequent efforts in California and across the country.
Please Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Harold Goldstein, Executive Director, California Center for Public Health AdvocacyIan McLaughlin, Senior Staff Attorney and Program Director, ChangeLab SolutionsXavier Morales, Executive Director, Latino Coalition for a Healthy CaliforniaModerator: Patricia Crawford, Senior Director of Research, Nutrition Policy Institute, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
This session will highlight the successes and challenges of long-term, community-based participatory research targeting rural and urban Mexican-origin children to address childhood obesity. Learn how collaborations with promatoras (Community Health workers) in California and Texas are working to build trust, deliver culturally-appropriate messages and programs, and engage Mexican Origin families in community nutrition and physical activity interventions to prevent childhood obesity. Effective strategies and lessons learned to address Latino childhood obesity at the local, state, and national levels will be shared.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Gail Frank, Professor, California State University, Long BeachRosa Manzo, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California at DavisJoseph Sharkey, Professor, Texas A & M, School of Public HealthModerator: Lucia Kaiser, Nutrition Specialist, University of California at Davis
This presentation will provide an overview of the types of partnerships formed at the national, state, and local level that are necessary to have a collective impact on creating environments and systems that are conducive for providing breastfeeding support at the community level. In addition, providing participants examples of how to implement lactation accommodation policies for cities will be shared.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Michael Parmer, Management Analyst I, City of Rancho CucamongaGia Rutledge, Behavioral Scientist, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Center for Disease Control and PreventionShana Wright Bruno, Senior Program Manager, Lactation Supportive Environments, UC San Diego, Center for Community HealthModerator: Deirdre Kleske, Healthy Works Program Specialist, County of San Diego
This session will provide an overview of three successful obesity prevention efforts targeting diverse populations: Native Americans, African-Americans, and Youth. These initiatives focus on policy, systems and organizational practice change, blended with educational and promotional strategies using a sustainable collaborative model to create opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity at different levels of the community. Specific lessons learned will be shared, and considerations for replication of effective strategies will be highlighted.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Teslyn Henry-King, Program Specialist I, County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health, Nutrition ProgramDakotah Jim, Research Program Officer, Notah Begay III FoundationColleen Schenck, Program Administrator, Mendocino County Health and Humans Services AgencyModerator: Lynn Silver, Senior Advisor for Chronic Disease and Obesity, Public Health Institute
Georgia Shape is the Governor’s childhood obesity initiative comprised of governmental, philanthropic, academic and business communities. This coordinated effort mobilizes communication efforts and strategic public-private partnerships to achieve collective impact. Policy/intervention efforts are supported in schools, communities, child-care centers, government agencies, businesses, academic institutions and healthcare settings. Panelists will discuss challenges and practical solutions for working in large multi-sector coalitions.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Trisha Hardy, Director, Child Wellness, Children's Healthcare of AtlantaDebra Kibbe, Senior Research Associate, Georgia Health Policy CenterEmily Anne Vall, Obesity Project Manager (SHAPE), Georgia Department of Public HealthModerator: Kelly Cornett, Physical Activity Coordinator, Georgia Department of Public Health
Family child care providers influence the nutrition and physical activity habits of children in their care. By promoting wellness early they can help children avoid obesity-related problems later in life. Family child care providers can achieve this successful end through sustained relationships with coaches and trainers. Session attendees will learn about wellness strategies implemented in family child care settings in multiple states.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Jan Bassmann, Public Health Nutritionist, Child and Adult Care Food Program, New York State Department of HealthJessica McDuff, Senior Associate, Altarum InstituteChristi Smith, Manager, Child Care Aware of KansasDianne Ward, Director, Intervention and Policy Division, Dept of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillModerator: Kim Frinzell, Nutrition Education Administrator, Education and Nutrition Policy Unit, California Department of Education
Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) is a major contributor of childhood obesity. Although there have been policies to encourage intake of healthy beverages in schools, there have been few similar efforts in the pre-school and child care environment. This session will review healthier beverage recommendations for preschool/child care settings as well as share findings from studies before and after implementation of healthy beverage policies in the child care/pre-school setting. Practical lessons learned from implementing healthy beverage standards will also be shared.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Tracy Fox, President, Food, Nutrition and Policy Consultants, LLCAnisha Patel, Assistant Professor, University of California, San FranciscoLorrene Ritchie, Director, Nutrition Policy Institute, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesJulie Shuell, Project Director, Nemours National Office of Policy & PreventionModerator: Ellen Braff-Guajardo, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
This session highlights the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations on physical activity (PA) in early childhood settings and will showcase two successful interventions; 1) an innovative Physical Activity Specialist model program where experts in rural New York create change through training and technical assistance and 2) “Painting Playgrounds for Movement,” a cost-effective environmental intervention being implemented in preschools throughout California.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Michele Buran, Physical Activity Coordinator, CSU Chico Research FoundationDiane Craft, Professor, State University of New York at CortlandArlene Turner, Physical Activity & Nutrition Program Manager, Children and Families Commission of Orange CountyModerator: Candice Taylor Lucas, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
This session outlines intervention and policy strategies to promote nutrition and physical activity in child care settings. Presenters will discuss the national child care legal landscape, provide a summary of a 50-state review of child care licensing laws, highlight California examples of child care nutrition policy, including the recent addition of child nutrition training, and showcase Minnesota examples of policy implementation strategies. Attendees will gain an understanding of the national child care legal landscape, as well current state examples of child care nutrition policies.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Natasha Frost, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of LawElyse Homel-Vitale, Nutrition Policy Advocate, California Food Policy AdvocatesModerator: Lindsey Turner, Director, Initiative for Healthy Schools, Boise State University
Practice and evidence-based resources and training are critical to advancing obesity prevention efforts in early care and education settings. Session attendees will become familiar with resources and training developed through the Let's Move! Child Care, Growing Healthy Children, and National Early Care and Education Collaborative models. Interactive session discussions will help attendees consider the application of these resources and training models in their local efforts.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Jenna Larsen, Project Coordinator, Nutrition Education Programs, NYC Department of Health and Mental HygieneRachel Powell, LMCC Operations Manager , Centers for Disease Control and PreventionJulie Shuell, Director, Prevention and Practice, Nemours National Office of Policy & PreventionModerator: Kelley Knapp, Nutrition Education Consultant, Nutrition Services Division, California Department of Education
Sustainable, secure and equitable food systems are central to health and well being. Efforts to reduce childhood obesity can be strengthened with attention to the fundamental role that food systems play in establishing the availability and cost of certain food. Yet, too often, obesity prevention practitioners fail to incorporate food system changes in their strategic planning. Similarly, food system actors ignore the health implications of the current food system and the benefits that a sustainable system might produce. This panel will explore emerging global opportunities from leaders in the field who are trying to forge integrated strategies across health and wellbeing and food systems.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Gary Cohen, President and Co-Founder, Health Care Without Harm and Practice GreenhealthAmbassador Betty King, Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Commissioner, WHO Commission on Ending Childhood ObesityRuth Richardson, Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of FoodWendelin Slusser, Associate Vice Provost and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of California, Los AngelesModerator: Marion Standish, Vice President, Enterprise Programs, The California Endowment
This session takes a look at organizational and governmental policy working together to reshape local food systems. Explore healthy food policy innovations in small retail, hospitals, and cities. This session will highlight replicable best practices, challenges, and successes in bringing together diverse stakeholders for change.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Nancy Bragado, Deputy Director, Long Range Planning, City of San DiegoColin Cureton, Food Systems Director, Community Health Improvement PartnersKristen Klingler, Senior Public Health Specialist, Minneapolis Health DepartmentAnchi Mei, Senior Program Manager, International Rescue CommitteeModerator: John Young, Agricultural Commissioner , Yolo County Department of Agriculture
This session introduces California Thursdays, a program to serve healthy, freshly prepared school meals featuring California-grown foods. California Thursdays simultaneously addresses obesity, food insecurity, environmental sustainability, and community economics through school food. This session will highlight the 2014 rollout (15 districts serving 190 million meals annually) and the program’s expansion.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Adam Kesselman, Rethinking School Lunch Program Manager, Center for EcoliteracyBob Knight, Founder, Inland Orange Conservancy and Old Grove Orange, Inc.Wendelin Slusser, Associate Vice Provost and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of California, Los AngelesModerator: Frederick Espinosa, Food Service Manager, Acquisition & Production, San Diego Unified School District
Often the most challenging aspect of creating a local farm to school program is linking the farms to the schools and creating a common language between the two. In this workshop we will discuss current practices used by school districts, farmers and nonprofits to make those connections and educate students and the communities. When you leave this workshop you will have learned, new strategies in developing local relationships around the food system; be able to describe the function and benefits of working with local producers to improve school meals and benefit the local economy; and be able to establish goals for next steps to increase purchases of locally grown and produced foods.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Matthew Belasco, Director of Child Nutrition Services, Pittsburg Unified School DistrictStephanie Bianco, Associate Professor, Assistant Director, Center for Healthy CommunitiesJake Brimlow, Assistant Professor, California State University, ChicoKacie O'Brien, Farm to School Lead, Western Region, USDA Food and Nutrition ServiceModerator: Pamela Lambert, Director Nutrition Services, Oceanside Unified School District
This session will highlight several local and national initiatives that are linking farm fresh produce to food bank recipients; connecting with diabetes counseling and referral services offered at local food pantries; and developing and using nutrition policies to spark organizational change amongst food bank employees. Panel members include a local farmer, food bank employee, public health anti-hunger advocate and a researcher to showcase how they are uniquely working to address the health of charitable food recipients.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Thaddeus Barsotti, co-CEO and farmer, Farm Fresh To YouElizabeth Campbell, Associate Specialist, Nutrition Policy Institute, UC Agriculture and Natural ResourcesJames Floros, President & CEO, Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food BankMichelle Marshall, Director of Nutrition, Feeding AmericaModerator: Kenneth Hecht, Director of Policy, Nutrition Policy Institute, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
This session will highlight how obesity prevention practice and policy is evolving. Once the province of nutritionists and fitness advocates, the movement to prevent obesity has been adopted in other sectors including education, agriculture, and environment, and has taken on an equity agenda. Implementing health reform presents both opportunities and imperatives to advance obesity prevention. Our expert panel will highlight initiatives that infuse upstream, multi-sector approaches, address the social determinants of equity and obesity, and that are beginning to integrate with the health care delivery system, with an eye for scale and sustainability.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Gina Celano, Population Health Specialist, Nemours Health and Prevention ServicesGeorge Flores, Program Manager, The California EndowmentLoel Solomon, Vice President, Community Health, Kaiser PermanenteModerator: Ginny Ehrlich, Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This session will provide participants with examples of how technology has been used with children to promote behavior change. Participants will learn ways to approach technology to determine if and how it fits a need. Part of the session will be interactive group discussions where the audience will share their own experiences using or thinking about technology.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Jennifer Bass, Quality Lead for Pediatric Exercise and Obesity, Kaiser Permanente, Northwest RegionTamie Tlustos-Arnold, Pediatric Case Manager, Kaiser PermanenteKimberly Young, Health Education Specialist, Kaiser PermanenteModerator: Julia Lee, Senior Consultant, Digital Health Strategy, Kaiser Permanente
This session will highlight two innovative, evidence-based programs that utilize an interdisciplinary model to address obesity through a family centered approach. Active & Healthy Families of Contra Costa County is a culturally and linguistically tailored program for Latino families that utilizes interactive learning activities and measurable, goal- oriented tools for children and their families in the adoption of healthier habits. The Bite to Balance program in Alameda County utilizes fresh produce as a novel incentive and intervention for participation in an engaging pediatric group education program. Replicable lessons learned will be shared.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Michele Bunker-Alberts, Family Nurse Practitioner, Alameda Health SystemAnnabelle Cadiz, Senior Public Health Nutritionist, Contra Costa Health ServicesDaniela Jaramillo, Senior Public Health Nutritionist, Contra Costa Health ServicesTola Williams, Nurse Case Manager, Bite to Balance, Alameda Health SystemModerator: Kristine Madsen, Associate Professor, Joint Medical Program & Public Health Nutrition, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health
This session will highlight collaborative partnerships that have resulted in innovations in health care delivery across the spectrum of obesity management from primary prevention to tertiary care. A primary prevention approach will be shared that focuses on building healthy habits among children ages 0-5 years old, as well as a multidisciplinary and tertiary management program that features partnerships to promote sustainable and effective care.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Samantha Anzeljc, Quality Improvement Consultant, Ohio Chapter, American Academy of PediatricsAmy Sternstein, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, OSU and Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition Nationwide Children’s HospitalMiranda Westfall, Program Manager & Clinic Dietitian, Fit for Healthy Weight Program University of California, Los AngelesJennifer K. Yee, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, Be Forever Fit Program at Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterModerator: Megan Lipton-Inga, Director of Program Development, Diabetes and Obesity Program Children's Hospital Los Angeles
2013 and 2014 were watershed years for public health efforts to levy taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages. As other locales across the country consider whether such a tax might be right for their community, the Mexico, Berkeley, and San Francisco experiences hold key lessons about winning strategies, the beverage industry's response, and early data about the impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on consumption.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Rebecca Berner, El Poder del Consumidor, Directora de Desarrollo InstitucionalMaureen Erwin, Founder, Erwin and MuirXavier Morales, Executive Director, Latino Coalition for a Healthy CaliforniaModerator: Harold Goldstein, Executive Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy
In this session, experts will provide a local perspective on either implementing and/or assessing a public health campaign aimed at reducing sugary drink consumption or increasing water consumption. Session highlights include an illustration of how healthy beverage media campaigns can be part of an integrated approach to encourage healthier beverage choices in low-income communities and a statewide initiative model to increase awareness on the health impacts of sugar-sweetened beverages.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Hannah Chichester, Junior, Skyline High School, Y StreetSarah Chichester, Junior, Skyline High School, Y StreetHenry Harper, Director of Community Outreach and Development, Virginia Foundation for Healthy YouthMorgan Pareja, Associate, The Sarah Samuels Center for Public Health Research and EvaluationModerator: Renee Gross, Coordinator of Legal Initiatives, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity (UConn)
Each year, companies spend $150 million marketing (mostly unhealthy) foods and beverages in U.S. schools. Companies have made commitments and USDA has proposed a national school marketing policy. Come hear about what's happening regarding school marketing at the national, state, and local level. Speakers will share best practices, lessons learned, and other resources to support efforts to address unhealthy food marketing in schools.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Sabrina Adler, Staff Attorney, ChangeLab SolutionsStephanie Tama-Sweet, Western Region Campaign Manager, Voices for Healthy Kids, American Heart Association & American Stroke AssociationModerator: Margo Wootan, Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Effective messages that resonate with parents and mobilize them to action are needed to accelerate progress to reduce unhealthy food marketing to children. This session will share the findings from focus groups representing diverse sets of moms across the country, highlight effective messages to mobilize parents, and discuss how the results can support national, state and local efforts to reduce unhealthy food marketing to children.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Anita Sharma, Researcher, formerly of KRC ResearchMargo Wootan, Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public InterestModerator: Margo Wootan, Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Leaders in the field of obesity prevention and current and former industry executives will discuss opportunities, challenges and convergent interests to develop, improve and promote healthful foods. The diverse organizations represented on this panel reflect different approaches to how changes can be made. Important challenges include what constitutes success and how progress can be reinforced.
Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Richard Black, Vice President, Global R&D Nutrition Sciences, PepsiCoHank Cardello, Senior Fellow & Director, Obesity Solutions Initiative, Hudson InstituteMichael Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public InterestLawrence Soler, President and CEO, Partnership for a Healthier AmericaModerator: William Harry Dietz Jr, Director, Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health
The U.S. Department of Agriculture updated school meal standards in July 2012. Anecdotal reports suggested these changes created more food waste. Research shows that parents support the new standards and children are eating fruits and vegetables in school. There are many strategies schools can use to make improvements to meal quality and menu choices supporting children's consumption of school meals – come learn about these strategies in this session.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Juliana Cohen, Research Associate, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of NutritionWendi Gosliner, Project Scientist, University of CaliforniaJudi Larsen, Program Manager, The California EndowmentBethany Yon, Research Associate, University of VermontModerator: Carol Chase Huegli, Associate Director, Nutrition Services Division, California Department of Education
Students, teachers and staff spend a significant amount of time at school. A culture of health at schools supports healthy behaviors for the entire school community. This session focuses on innovation and collaboration. You will hear about work being led by retired military leaders, an integrated health care system and the largest teacher union in the nation.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Major General Arthur Bartell, President, Army and Navy AcademyLainie Morgan, Senior Program Coordinator, National Education Association - Healthy FuturesSarah Threlfall, Senior Consultant, Kaiser PermanenteModerator: Elisa Mendel, Vice President, Healthworks and Product Innovation, Kaiser Permanente
Schools are under pressure to provide healthy school meals students will eat. This thought-provoking session looks at how the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement (SLM) promotes holistic changes that improve student consumption of healthy foods. A national perspective of the SLM will be highlighted along with local examples of SLM implementation. In addition to the SLM presentation, “lessons from the lunch ladies”, a school-based research project will be shared.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Kathryn Hoy, Manager, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition ProgramsMary Podrabsky, Director of School and Community Initiatives, University of Washington-Center for Public Health NutritionSuzy Sayre, Director of Nutrition Services, El Monte High School DistrictModerator: Shannan Young, Senior Project Manager, Dairy Council of California
With 10.2 million youth in afterschool programs, out-of-school time is ideal to educate students about nutrition, ensure students “get their 60”, and build healthier communities while helping close the achievement gap. The Alliance for a Healthy Generation, New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, and Team California for Healthy Afterschool will present their models for making the healthy choice the easy choice in afterschool settings.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Sue Cornell, Healthy U Director, New Jersey YMCA State AllianceDaniel Hatcher, National Healthy Out-of-School Time Advisor, Alliance for a Healthier GenerationJason Smith, Health and Wellness Director, Sacramento Chinese Community Service CenterModerator: Andrew Laufer, Education Administrator, California Department of Education
The Institute of Medicine recommends a “Whole-of-School” approach to providing physical activity to students. This session includes evaluations of three innovative programs in elementary schools. The programs illustrate opportunities to integrate activity in school that can complement physical education, including before and after school, lunch time recess, and classroom activity breaks. Each program will share evaluation strategies and results.
Presentations/HandoutsPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Hendrik de Heer, Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona UniversityJessa Engelberg, Doctoral Candidate, University of California, San DiegoAyano Healy, Lead Health Educator, Northern California Center for Well-BeingModerator: Jim Sallis, Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego
New Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) requirements offer opportunities and challenges for implementation. This session will highlight nationwide successes utilizing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s identified tools to support LSWP efforts, along with examples of how local communities were able to strengthen their school wellness policies.
Presentations/Handouts Back to TopPlease Click the Speaker names below to see their submitted biosketch.Sharon Hillidge, Wellness Resource Teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School DistrictKate McDevitt, Senior Manager, School Wellness Programs, UC San Diego School of MedicineAllison Nihiser, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionModerator: Heather Reed, Nutrition Education Consultant, Nutrition Services Division, California Department of Education
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