Mothers, Children, and Obesity

Monday, June 13, 2016: 1:15 PM-2:45 PM
419 (Fisher-Bennett Hall)
Susan Averett

Obesity is a major public health issue in the U.S., and there are particular concerns about how obesity affects vulnerable populations. This session examines diet and weight among mothers and children. Yakusheva examines whether post-partum weight retention exceeds normal weight gain with age. Coyer examines the impact of maternal employment on household food purchases. Cantor examines the impact of SNAP on childhood obesity.

1:15 PM
Is "Baby Weight" a Myth?: Longitudinal analysis of pregnancy weight retention

Author(s): Olga Yakusheva; Kandice Kapinos; Marianne Weiss

Discussant: Silda Nikaj

1:35 PM
The Effect of Distance to a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Authorized Store Location On Childhood Weight Outcomes

Author(s): Mr. Jonathan Cantor; Brian Elbel; Amy Ellen Schwartz; Tod Mijanovich

Discussant: Rusty Tchernis

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