Adult Obesity Interventions: For Child and Healthcare Providers

The connections between living an active lifestyle, eating healthier, and the prevention of chronic diseases associated with obesity, particularly type II diabetes, are strong.
If obesity among people continues to rise, our current generation could become the first in American history to live shorter, sicker lives than their parents.  There is no single reason for the rise in obesity, but there are a number of contributing factors that can be addressed. Nutrition education and health promotion programs educate families and providers about eating healthy and staying active.  Staff members that maintain a healthy lifestyle provide a role model for healthier behaviors in children. This webinar is designed to present the tools needed for healthcare and child care providers to increase their knowledge as well as change attitudes and practices in addressing obesity and overweight conditions in the adult population.

Theresa Madison, Ph.D., Senior Health Educator for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. Over the past 15 years, she has worked extensively with identifying, recruiting, developing, and administering linkages with community and other organizational partner groups. She has also served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Webster University in the Departments of Counseling and Psychology. She has worked as a consultant to city and county governments, non-profit, and faith based organizations. Theresa holds a Ph.D. in Leadership, Education and Counseling from Barry University and is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and Georgia State University.

While this speaker has been carefully chosen by NARA to present relevant information to our members, the views and opinions expressed in this webinar, unless expressly stated otherwise, are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of NARA.
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