Originally presented on May 21, 2008
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In this session, participants will receive an overview of current nutrition and physical activity approaches that can be applied at the local level for obesity prevention and intervention. Participants will gain an understanding of the complexity of chronic disease program integration facing federal, state and local health professionals with regard to overweight and obesity program initiatives. In addition, the session will include evidence-informed and promising practices such as the Coordinated Approach to Child Health Program (CATCH) and Fruit and Veggies—More Matters ™. Representatives from local health departments in Illinois will share their success stories and insight with the approaches described. Participants will have an opportunity to “ask the experts” questions related to prevention and intervention strategies for addressing this health priority and will receive resources for more information and research.
IPLAN coordinators, administrators, health educators, nurses, preventionists and health promoters are encouraged to participate to learn how to address the priority health issue and risk factor of overweight and obesity.