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This webinar was presented live on May 28, 2020.
Tackling pediatric obesity involves a systems-level approach that includes both primary care and public health programs. This webinar will describe the implementation and outcomes of the Texas Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (TX CORD) project, which was funded by CDC to decrease obesity in low-income, diverse children ages 2-12. Lessons learned will be presented so attendees can apply these learnings to their own practice.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 8.2.1, 12.1.1, 8.1.4
Learning Need Codes
- 4010 Community intervention, monitoring and evaluation
- 4020 Community Program Development
- 5370 Weight management, obesity (Disease/Disorder)
- Participants will be able to describe how providers can address obesity prevention through well child visits.
- Participants will be able to explain the implementation and outcomes from the MEND pediatric weight management program.
- Participants will be able to list some of the lessons learned from combining primary and secondary approaches to pediatric obesity prevention.
Deanna M. Hoelscher PhD, RDN, LD, CNS, FISBNPA
Dr. Hoelscher's research interests include teaching children and their families to engage in healthier dietary and physical activity behaviors to avoid chronic diseases, with an emphasis on addressing health disparities. Her recent work has focused on implementing interventions and evaluations for policy, systems, and environmental changes. Dr. Hoelscher has received multiple federal and foundation grants, and has over 190 peer-reviewed publications, as well as numerous awards for research, teaching, and mentoring. She is principal investigator of the School Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) survey funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services to monitor the prevalence of obesity in school-aged children in Texas, and the STREETS project, a NIH-funded natural experiment to determine the effects of Safe Routes to School policies on child physical activity.
Dr. Hoelscher was President of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) from 2012 to 2013 and elected a Fellow of ISBNPA in 2015. She served as a Member-at-Large for The Obesity Society, and has held positions at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. She is Founding Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living.