EVENT 5/23-26/12: New Insights into Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

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The 2012 International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, set for May 23-26, 2012, in Austin, Texas, is a unique opportunity to learn about behavioral nutrition and physical activity, interact with a broad constituency of leaders, and gain new insight into innovations in research, policy and practice.

Register here. See a list of key speakers and special features here.

Salud America! The RWJF Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children, is an event sponsor. Salud America! is led by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday.

Salud America! Director Dr. Amelie Ramirez is chairing two sessions: Environmental Determinants of Nutrition in Latinos (featuring the menu labeling work of Salud America! grantee Dr. Carmen Nevarez) at 9:30 a.m. CST and Combating Latino Childhood Obesity (featuring IHPR researcher Dr. Deborah Parra-Medina) at 4:30 p.m. CST on May 24. Dr. Parra-Medina also is involved in several other sessions as well.

Salud America! grantee Dr. Nelda Mier is part of a group presenting on personal and cultural influences on healthy behaviors among older Hispanics with diabetes born in the U.S. and Mexico at 2:30 p.m. CST May 24.

Salud America! grantee Dr. Meizi He is part of groups presenting two posters (perception and media-related intervention strategies to address obesity among Hispanic communities; college students’ perception of initiating a farmers’ market on campus) at 12:30 p.m. May 25, and is presenting her work on faith-based childhood obesity prevention at 3 p.m. May 25.

Other sessions involve Salud America! Advisors Drs. Amy Yaroch (food systems as an avenue for health promotion at 10:30 a.m. CST May 24), Elva Arredondo (physical activity promotion and obesity prevention in Latin America at 11 a.m. CST May 25) and James Sallis (perceived neighborhood environmental attributes associated with adults’ transport-related walking and cycling at 9 a.m. May 26).

By The Numbers By The Numbers

20.7

percent

of Latino kids have obesity (compared to 11.7% of white kids)

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