Nutrition, Physical Activity, Obesity

This series provides introductory information for public health professionals looking to improve community access to affordable and culturally-appropriate foods, outlining assessment and policy development tools, and suggestions for local food procurement and evaluation.
A series of 4 recorded webinars to discuss successful nutrition programs for Native American and Pacific Islander communities.
Smartphone screen with health-related app icons
This training discusses the use of Mobile Health Apps to enhance nutrition intervention.  The training will lead you through best practices to use when introducing health apps to clients and presents a screening tool that can be used to gauge the usefulness of various Health Apps for your clients.  During part two of this training you will participate in a simulated role play experience introducing a Health App to your client.
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This course is an effort to provide access to research and national expertise on trends and best practices so you, your school, your organization, or your community can use an evidence-based approach to decision-making about the growing problem of childhood obesity.
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Is your health agency interested in preventing chronic disease? There is growing evidence that nutrition and growth in early life has an impact on chronic disease in adulthood.
Healthy lifestyle
This course is designed for any community health worker, regardless of years of experience or the type of outreach in which they are engaged and employs case studies, pre- and post-tests, self-assessment exercises, and more.
Child at doctor's office
This course is designed to equip healthcare providers and ancillary staff with the knowledge and tools to measure body mass index in children and youth with special health care needs.
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Obesity has become a major health problem among American Indians. Lifestyle risk behaviors include nutrient-poor food and drink choices, larger food portions, and physical inactivity. This program will describe an American Indian Youth Summer Medical Wellness Camp that addresses the growing number of Arizona's Indian youth who are at risk for or who have been diagnosed with type II diabetes.
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This four session, interactive webinar series brings together national leaders in nutrition, exercise and bariatric medicine who will address what is needed to have a successful weight loss and management program for children and adults in family and community practice settings. The series will start with a presentation and discussion on dynamic energy balance, an important new perspective on what metabolic changes occur during weight loss and how these changes have to be taken into account as part of a weight loss program. The second session will focus specifically on exercise and energy expenditure and weight loss. The final two sessions will present pediatric and adult case studies to highlight the promoters and challenges that lead to successful patient care, in regards to weight loss and maintaining weight loss.
Five trainings grouped together to give you a resource of strategies and tools for implementing public health nutrition and physical activity programs at various stages in the life cycle.  
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Community Directed Diabetes Program are a central part of the fight against type 2 diabetes in many native communities. These programs, funded by the IHS Special Diabetes Project for Indians (SDPI), provide diabetes prevention and management services that address the needs of their communities, and oftentimes use innovative ways to encourage healthier eating, physical activity, and lifestyle habits in their communities. In this presentation we will review some of the nutrition related activities offered by Tucson Area SDPI diabetes programs, most specifically, those from the Tohono O’odham Nation. 
This webinar will describe the CHL program components, explain CHL strategies for effectiveness and sustainability, and identify key outcomes of CHL. CHL is a partnership among US affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions that leverage the land grant infrastructure and history of collaboration to build a multilevel multi-component intervention program; a multidisciplinary cross jurisdiction training program on child health; and an ongoing data monitoring system for child health.
Few programs have recognized and integrated distinctive characteristics of many AIAN communities, specifically the value placed on shared identity, group cohesion and collective resilience. This presentation will share strategies implemented in one American Indian community that strive to make healthy food choices and physical activity a community responsibility, not individual challenge.​
Health care institutions have the potential to play an influential role in creating a healthier food system. Hospitals have large food service budgets, reach a large population, and are trusted authorities on health issues, created for the purpose of preserving wellness. This course is designed to provide knowledge and tools needed to increase the use of healthy, local food in healthcare facilities.   
A food system consists of the entire process from which food moves from farm to fork. This includes the production of food such as growing and harvesting, processing the food to increase its value, and packaging raw and processed food. This training is designed to provide knowledge and tools needed to improve community food security using community and school gardens.   
Evaluators from the Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education Arm (SNAP-Ed) provide an overview of their program planning process, specifically as related to re-evaluating and defining the focus of their obesity prevention initiative. This course presents examples of conducting a root cause analysis, developing a logic model, and utilizing the Socio-Ecological Model throughout the process of program planning and evaluation.
Kindergarten children eating lunch
This webinar will highlight how clinicians and other healthcare providers who care for vulnerable children can play a role in addressing hunger in the summer months.
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Become familiar with a variety of food programs that can be used at Farmers’ Markets while learning the benefits of Farmers’ Markets and ways to promote Farmers’ Markets within your community.
Learn common nutritional challenges refugees face upon resettlement. Recognize difficulties refugees encounter upon arrival to a new food environment. Apply strategies to help refugees overcome common nutrition challenges.  
Participants will learn strategies to make nutrition education more meaningful and effective in their communities.​
This short informational video discusses strategies that public health professionals can use in directing individuals in using the My Plate food model in cooperation with the Mediterranean Diet model in promoting healthy food choices for families. 
Unhealthy food choices
Professor Dale Kunkel presents compelling research on how marketing is used to reach children as a target audience. The issue, however, is not that children are being targeted by marketing campaigns, but that these marketing campaigns feature unhealthy food choices. Hosted by Dr. Doug Taren.