Individual, Familial and Neighborhood Influences on Obesity Disparities Across the Lifespan

Concurrent Sessions 2

Kimberly Greder, Brianna Routh, Jerica M. Berge, Daphne C. Hernandez, Brenda J. Lohman, Tricia K. Neppl, Olivia Jaeoon Yoo, Yoojin Lee, Daniel Russell; Discussant and Chair: Jerica Berge

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
Salon 1
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  • Families & Health
  • Family Policy

About the Session

  • 120-01 - Home and Community Influences on Obesity-related Behaviors Among Rural Low-income Families
    By Kimberly Greder, Brianna Routh
  • 120-02 - Healthful Neighborhood Food Environments Enhance the Protective Role of Supportive Family Home Environments for Diverse Adolescents
    By Jerica M. Berge
  • 120-03 - Maternal and Child Obesity: Individual, Family, and Neighborhood Factors
    By Daphne C. Hernandez
  • 120-04 - The Influence of Family Stress, Economic Hardship, and Rurality on BMI From Adolescence Into Adulthood
    By Brenda J. Lohman, Tricia K. Neppl, Olivia Jaeoon Yoo, Yoojin Lee, Daniel Russell

Discussant and Chair: Jerica Berge


Experts in the field of Families and Health will present on individual, family, and neighborhood risk factors influencing body mass index (BMI) across the lifespan including, childhood, adolescents, middle adulthood (mid 30s), and end of life. Data from low income, minority, and rural farm families will be utilized. In addition, mixed methods such as using Geographic Information System (GIS), direct observational methods, qualitative interviews, and survey data collection will be presented.


(1) Participants will learn about the importance of using a family systems and socio-ecological framework to understand childhood obesity. (2) Participants will learn about the connection between multiple levels of influence (i.e., individual, family, neighborhood) on childhood obesity. (3) Participants will learn about results from four different studies examining the association between family and neighborhood influences on childhood obesity in children from racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse households.


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