Journal Club 5: An Obesity Risk Assessment Tool for Young Children: Validity with BMI and Nutrient Values

(Recorded on 11/5/18)

About the Webinar

The session will focus on the development and validation of a pediatric obesity risk assessment tool for low-income families. Additional topics include the importance of tailoring content to literacy level, culture, and language of the target audience and plus application to nutrition education. Related JNEB article

About the Presenters

Marilyn Townsend, PhD, RD, University of California, Davis
Dr. Townsend is a Nutrition Specialist Emerita in the Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis. Dr. Townsend is an expert in program evaluation, intervention development, and assessment tool validation. Her obesity prevention research focuses on improving diets and physical activity of low-income families.

Mical Shilts, PhD, California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Shilts is a Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Shilts' research interests concentrate on the development and evaluation of obesity prevention interventions applying “guided” goal setting targeting low-income, ethnically diverse audiences and the design and validation of dietary assessment tools for low-literate audiences.

Karina Diaz Rios, PhD, RD, University of California, Merced
Dr. Díaz Rios is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in Nutrition at the University of California, Merced. Her research focuses on the development, adaptation, and evaluation of theory-based, culturally sensitive approaches to nutrition education and interventions to prevent diet-related diseases in underserved Latino populations.

Education Benefits

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following CDR Performance Indicators and Learning Need Codes:

Performance Indicators
6.2.2, 6.3.5, 9.2.2

Learning Need Codes
3010 - Assessment methodology
3020 - Assessment of target groups, populations
4010 - Community intervention, monitoring, and evaluation