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Childhood Obesity

Margo Wootan, Director, Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Program Description:
Healthy eating and physical activity take more than willpower. While lifestyle choices are ultimately a matter of personal responsibility and personal choice, those choices are influenced by the food and physical environment. The speaker will explore how advertising, food industry PR campaigns, restaurant foods, portion sizes, food pricing, school environments, television, and transportation policy often encourage eating too much and discourage moving. The session will outline promising policy and environmental approaches that can help to reshape the environment and make healthier choices easier.

As a result of this program, participants will be able to:

  • describe at least two strategies for combating obesity in children.

Satellite broadcast originally aired June 17, 2004.

For the purposes of providing continuing education credits, this program was reviewed in April 2012 and renewed until April 2015.

School of Public Health, University at Albany, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

It has been assigned Provider Code 7WDQEL-PRV-10.

Course code 7WDQEL-PRV-10-074a; 1.0 contact hour.

School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.

Continuing education credits are available until April 2015.

There are no conflicts of interest to report for this program.
There is no commercial support for this broadcast.
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