Posters

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Adams-Labonte, S. K. (2012, August). Daytime impairment due to  
     college students’ technology use during sleep: Similarities to 
     sleep apnea. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 
     American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Physical Activity Levels and Obesity Status of Oregon Rural Elementary School Children (PDF)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference
May 2015

Children living in low-income, rural areas are at a disproportionately higher risk of overweight and obesity compared to children living in better-resourced, less rural areas.

This poster details research efforts to collect and understand height, weight, and moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels amongst rural Oregon elementary children using Walk4Life pedometers.

 

School Day Physical Activity Levels among Rural, Low Income, Elementary Age Students in Oregon (PDF)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference
November 2014

Children living in low-income, rural areas are at a disproportionately higher risk of overweight and obesity compared to children living in better-resourced, less rural areas.

This poster details research efforts to collect and understand height, weight, and moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels amongst rural Oregon elementary children using Walk4Life pedometers.

 

School Wellness: Moving Toward Action to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Rural Communities (PDF)
Oregon Public Health Association (OPHA) Conference
October 2014

Childhood overweight and obesity is a significant issue facing communities throughout the nation. Obesity in children is associated with increased risk of chronic diseases and mental health issues, as well as poor academic performance. Research suggests that youth living in rural communities have higher rates of obesity and overweight than their urban counterparts.

This poster details efforts led by field faculty to inspire positive change amongst families, schools, and communities of rural environments.

 

Preventing Obesity in the Rural Populations: Visualizing the Need for Cross-Program Collaborations in Research, Education, and Extension to Address the Local Food and Physical Activity Systems (PDF)
Oregon State University Extension Association (OSUEA) Annual Conference
September 2014

Beginning summer 2013, community members were trained by Extension educators to use the Rural-Community Food and Physical Activity (R-CFPA) Environmental Audit tool to assess the actual (vs. perceived) rural community food & physical activity resources. Survey of the locally available food and physical activity resources were conducted using camera enabled GPS units.

 

Generating Rural Options for Weight (GROW) Healthy Kids & Communities (PDF)
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Conference
July 2014

SNEB is an international community of professionals actively involved in nutrition education and health promotion. Their work takes place in colleges and universities, government agencies, cooperative extension, communications and public relations firms, the food industry, voluntary and service organizations and with other reliable places of nutrition and health education information.

 

Measuring the School Nutrition and Physical Activity (SNPA) Environment: A Case for Assessing School Resources and Readiness for Changing the Context to Address Child Obesity (PDF)
American Public Health Association (APHA) Conference
November 2013

Elementary schools are key sites for delivering nutrition and physical activity education and promoting healthy behaviors. Most school-based programs model outcomes at the level of the individual and evaluate impacts at the level of changes in students' knowledge, abilities and behaviors. A public health approach to promoting healthy habits focuses efforts on changing the context of the behavioral environment to make healthy options the default choice.

 

Generating Rural Options for Weight (GROW) Healthy Kids and Communities (PDF)
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Conference
August 2013

SNEB is an international community of professionals actively involved in nutrition education and health promotion. Their work takes place in colleges and universities, government agencies, cooperative extension, communications and public relations firms, the food industry, voluntary and service organizations and with other reliable places of nutrition and health education information.

 

Engaging Rural Communities in Obesity Prevention: Perspectives from Extension Field Faculty (PDF)
Oregon Public Health Association (OPHA) Conference
October 2012

For community-based research projects to be successful, university researchers and Extension field faculty must work in tandem to meet research objectives while building community participation and trust. Extension field faculty in this project play an important role and share in their unique perspectives in the use of HEAL MAPPS to engage their communities.

 

Generating Rural Options for Weight (GROW) Healthy Kids and Communities
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Conference
July 2012

SNEB is an international community of professionals actively involved in nutrition education and health promotion. Their work takes place in colleges and universities, government agencies, cooperative extension, communications and public relations firms, the food industry, voluntary and service organizations and with other reliable places of nutrition and health education information.

 


This material is based upon work that was supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2011-68001-30020. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.