Module 5 – Roles of Schools in Prevention and Reduction of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

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41st Annual Marty Sklaire Critical Issues on School Health Conference

Module 5 - Roles of Schools in Prevention and Reduction of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

 

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This module will reframe obesity as a multifactorial chronic disease and review the current status of childhood and adolescent obesity and its health impacts nationally and in Connecticut. It will also discuss the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on obesity rates in children and adolescents and explore the role of schools and school nurses in promoting healthy eating and active living among all children. It will also examine the racial and economic inequities of childhood obesity as well as the need to create a school environment that is accepting and nurturing for all students.


 

FACULTY

Nancy Trout, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Divisions of Primary Care and Obesity and Weight Management, Connecticut Children’s

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Co-Director Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program

 

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

  • Understand obesity as a multifactorial chronic disease
  • Identify the current status of childhood and adolescent obesity and its health impacts, including the effects of the COVID19 pandemic on obesity in children and adolescents and health disparities
  • Understand the role of schools in promoting healthy eating and active living and opportunities for advocacy in schools and communities

FACULTY DISCLOSURE

Dr. Trout has no financial conflicts of interest relative to this activity.