ERIC Number: ED382621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Strategy Development Workshop for Public Education on Weight and Obesity (Bethesda, Maryland, September 24-25, 1992). Summary Report.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
This report summarizes expert panel presentations and large and small group discussions focused on identifying educational opportunities as part of a public education effort to prevent obesity. Panel 1 reported on the epidemiology of obesity and cardiovascular disease, including obesity in both children and adults. Panel 2 reported on school-based, family-based, and community-based obesity prevention programs. Panel 3 addressed a number of issues in public education about weight and obesity, including: nutrition in adolescence; obesity and the hazards of treatment; smoking and weight; the role of physical activity in obesity management and prevention; and sociocultural aspects of obesity. Panel 4 examined communication strategies for public education, including audience segmentation as a strategy for targeting adults and communication strategies for targeting children and adolescents. Small group reports address special demographic issues pertaining to children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and minority group populations. (Individual panel papers and small group reports contain references.) (PB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.