Session 2:
Causes and Consequences of Overweight and Obesity in Children and Youth

Thursday, March 29
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Westside Salon 2
5th floor

Chair: Dean Jolliffe, U.S. Department of Agriculture (DOA)
Discussant: Chad Meyerhoefer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS

  1. Relating Activity Involvements to Child Weight Status: Do Normal and Overweight Children Differ in How They Spend Their Time?Silvia Bartolic, University of Texas at Austin; Sook-Jung Lee, University of Texas at Austin; Elizabeth Vandewater, University of Texas at Austin

  2. Overweight Children: Assessing the Contribution of the Neighborhood EnvironmentIrina Grafova, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

  3. Using Cumulative Risk Models to Link Social Disadvantage to Obesity Risk in the Transition to Young AdulthoodHedwig Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  4. Predicting Young Adult’s Obesity: The Role of Body Image during Adolescence and Race/EthnicityLinda M. Manning, Arizona State University; Mary H. Benin, Arizona State University; Verna Keith, Florida State University

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