Journal Club 7: Church Leaders' Views of Obesity Prevention Efforts for Children and Youth

Recorded on 4/20/2020

Faith-based research and partnerships are becoming more popular as an approach to address the health of underserved populations including racial and ethnic minorities and rural populations. Despite growing interest in faith-health partnerships, little research is available assessing faith-based interventions as potential leverage points for the prevention of childhood and adolescent obesity and the promotion of healthy behaviors. Dr. Dunn will discuss her recent work focused on examining faith-based communities as leverage points for the prevention of child and adolescent obesity from conceptualization to implementation. This work was completed in partnership and with the support of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Fairfield County Community Coordinating Council (SC).

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About the Presenter

Caroline Glagola Dunn, PhD, RD, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Caroline Dunn is a community nutrition researcher, focusing on dissemination and implementation of policies that encourage healthy eating and active living in children and youth. She completed her masters in human nutrition at the University of Alabama and her PhD in health promotion, education, and behavior at the University of South Carolina.

Education Benefits

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following:

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies
Food and Nutrition Policy
Nutrition Education and Research Methods

CDR Performance Indicators
6.1.4, 6.2.4, 6.3.6

CDR Learning Need Codes

6070, 9060, 9020