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Tisch Food Center Travels the World to Present Research

Nutrition education and the impact the food system has on our population's health are global topics of interest. Executive Director Pam Koch and Faculty Director Isobel Contento will travel to Japan, Malaysia, and Scotland to present the Tisch Food Center's research.

First, Dr. Contento will travel to Yokohama, Japan May 14-18th for the 12th Annual Asian Congress of Nutrition. Here, she will be a part of a symposium presenting on Using the DESIGN procedure to develop and evaluate nutrition education: The Food, Health & Choices experience. Read more about Food, Health & Choices on our Research Page.

Next, Dr. Contento will head to Edinburgh, Scotland for the 2015 International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference June 3rd-6th. This will be an opportunity to share two abstracts from the Tisch Food Center: Mediation mechanisms of reducing sweetened beverage consumption in urban youth and School neighborhood built environment characteristics associated with physical activity behaviors and mediators in urban youth. The first focuses on how education interventions can change attitudes and behavioral intention in urban youth, which can influence a reduction in their sugar sweetened beverage intake. The second focuses on how environmental factors, like neighborhood safety and walkability around a school, can influence physical activity in urban youth. 

Finally, Dr. Koch will travel to Malaysia June 9-11th for a Cost Effectiveness Symposium at the Institute for Health Management in Kuala Lumpur. She will relate her expertise on Obesity Interventions in the United States: Implementation and Evaluation. At this closed meeting, Dr. Koch will not only share her expertise, but bring information back to the Center about obesity prevention programs on a community level in Malaysia as well as the cost effectiveness of these programs. 

Not only do conferences and workshops allow the Tisch Food Center to share its work, but they also provide an opportunity to learn from different perspectives in the field. 

Published Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015

Tisch Food Center Travels the World to Present Research

First, Dr. Contento will travel to Yokohama, Japan May 14-18th for the 12th Annual Asian Congress of Nutrition. Here, she will be a part of a symposium presenting on Using the DESIGN procedure to develop and evaluate nutrition education: The Food, Health & Choices experience. Read more about Food, Health & Choices on our Research Page.

Next, Dr. Contento will head to Edinburgh, Scotland for the 2015 International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference June 3rd-6th. This will be an opportunity to share two abstracts from the Tisch Food Center: Mediation mechanisms of reducing sweetened beverage consumption in urban youth and School neighborhood built environment characteristics associated with physical activity behaviors and mediators in urban youth. The first focuses on how education interventions can change attitudes and behavioral intention in urban youth, which can influence a reduction in their sugar sweetened beverage intake. The second focuses on how environmental factors, like neighborhood safety and walkability around a school, can influence physical activity in urban youth. 

Finally, Dr. Koch will travel to Malaysia June 9-11th for a Cost Effectiveness Symposium at the Institute for Health Management in Kuala Lumpur. She will relate her expertise on Obesity Interventions in the United States: Implementation and Evaluation. At this closed meeting, Dr. Koch will not only share her expertise, but bring information back to the Center about obesity prevention programs on a community level in Malaysia as well as the cost effectiveness of these programs. 

Not only do conferences and workshops allow the Tisch Food Center to share its work, but they also provide an opportunity to learn from different perspectives in the field. 

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