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Promoting Healthy Weight 3.0 (PHW3.0) Overview

The Promoting Healthy Weight 3.0 (PHW3.0) colloquium series will focus on promoting a healthy weight for the maternal and child health population using a socio-ecological lens. The third colloquium of the series, A Socio-Ecological Perspective—Infant Feeding, will focus specifically on infant feeding and how various levels of the socio-ecological model are influenced in the context of nutrition and promoting healthy weight. The PHW3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective—Infant Feeding, was held on Friday, September 25th, 2020.

To view the Fall 2020 PHW3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective—Infant Feeding archived webcast, click HERE. Continuing education for RD/RDNs and CHES are available until September 24th, 2021.

To complete the evaluation for this archived webcast colloquium, click HERE.

Please click here to view the event flyer.

To view the Fall 2019 PHW3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective—Healthful Food Access archived webcast, click HERE

PowerPoint presentations can be accessed by clicking each presentation title.

Healthy Food Access and Healthy Weight Across the Socio-Ecological Model
Betsy Anderson Steeves, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor, Public Health Nutrition,University of Tennessee, Department of Nutrition, Knoxville, TN

Assuring Access to Healthy Foods: Community Based Programs and Services of Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
Elaine Streno, Executive Director, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Improving the Food Supply Reaching Low Income Americans: The Food Assistance Framework
Paula Reichel, MPA, Chief of Staff, Partnership for a Healthier America, Washington, District of Columbia

SNAP-Ed & EFNEP: Increasing Food Security for Vulnerable Populations
Christopher Sneed, PhD, Extension Specialist I, Program Director & Jennifer Ward, PhD, MPH, Nutrition Programs Director, Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee Extension Program, Knoxville, TN

Fresh Pantry: Bringing Fresh Food to Where It Is Needed Most
Emily Parkman, RDN, LDN, Nutrition Access Manager, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Shop Smart Tennessee: Increasing Staple Food in SNAP Retailers in Low-income, Rural, Appalachian Communities
Mikaela McIver, BS, MS Nutrition/MPH Graduate Student, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Concluding Remarks
Veronica Rubio, RDN, BS, MS Nutrition Student, Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Leadership Trainee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

To view the Spring 2019 PHW3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective—Policy at All Levels click HERE.

PowerPoint presentations can be accessed by clicking each presentation title.

The Socio-Ecological Model: A Framework for Promoting Healthy Weight
Hillary Fouts, PhD, Professor, Co-Director for the Early Experiences Research Center, University of Tennessee, Department of Child and Family Studies, Knoxville, TN

Using Policy & the Socio-Ecological Model to Promote Healthy Weight
Carole R. Myers, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, College of Nursing & Department of Public Health, Knoxville, TN

Promoting Healthy Weight through Multi-Level SNAP-Ed Interventions
Karla Shelnutt, PhD, RD, Associate Professor and Extension Nutrition Specialist, University of Florida, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Gainesville, FL

Fresh Food for All: Connecting Women, Infants, and Children with Local Farmers
Jennifer Russomanno, MPH, CHES, CMP, DrPH Candidate, University of Tennessee, Department of Public Health, Knoxville, TN

Collaborative State Policy Development to Improve Healthy Child Weight Status
Leslie Lewis, MPH, RD, LDN, Obesity Prevention Program Manager, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Bureau of Family Health, New Orleans, LA

Concluding Remarks
Marissa McElrone, BS, PhD Candidate, Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Leadership Trainee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN



This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T79MC09805, Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health Nutrition, $223,777, 50% funded by the University of Tennessee, Department of Nutrition. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.