12:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Independence I | Tools for Assessing Home Obesogenic Environments: From Development to Real World Applications

Tools for Assessing Home Obesogenic Environments: From Development to Real World Applications

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Sunday, 7/23 | Independence I

Moderator: Marilyn S Townsend PhD, RD, University of California
Speakers: Mical Kay Shilts, PhD, CSU Sacremento; Gregory Welk, PhD, Iowa State University; Karina Diaz Rios, PhD, RD, University of California- Merced; Louise Lanoue, PhD, University of California Davis; Lenna Ontai, PhD, University of California Davis

Parents directly influence children’s environment and behavior.  To reduce risk of pediatric obesity, behaviorally focused risk assessment and parental education are needed. This session will describe the process of assessment tool development and validation with specific examples from recent obesity prevention research.  The remainder of the session will focus on real world applications of valid assessment tools currently available to nutrition educators.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. At the end of the session, the participant will list 3 concepts to consider when developing obesity prevention tools.
  2. At the end of the session, the participant will understand different methods of validation appropriate for obesity prevention tools.
  3. At the end of the session, the participant will view 5 examples of ‘real world applications’ of valid obesity prevention tools.