Adolescent obesity in the United States has declined in recent years. However, it still remains high for each ethnicity. Obesity has been linked to early death, psychological disorders, and any number of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and social isolation.
Genetics, metabolism, eating behaviors, physical activity, environmental factors, and social psychology contribute towards individual obesity. Establishing healthy eating habits during adolescence is essential for adults.
The purpose of this webinar is to discuss social determinants, community initiatives, and adolescent obesity evaluation. Poor nutrition and obesity create quality of life challenges. Community-based programs can partner with schools, local farms, and children to introduce healthy food preparation techniques.
Who can benefit from this webinar?
Elementary and high school teachers and administrators, public health officials, nutritionists, and public health students.
· Evaluate adolescent obesity, social determinants, and initiatives
· Impact of adolescent obesity
· Highlight public health resources for nutrition at the community level
· Discuss existing nutrition programs related to obesity for school-age children
If you’re unable to join the webinar on March 14th at 2:00 p.m. (ET), you may still register and a link to the on-demand recording and text transcript will be sent via email after the presentation date.