Presented by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Description:

Obesity prevalence is elevated amongst vulnerable populations.This symposium will explore the intersection between psychosocial determinants in vulnerable populations, eating behavior, and the development of obesity. The vulnerable populations we have chosen to focus on are individuals who experience food insecurity, LGBTQ+ individuals, older adults, and individuals with lower social status.

Target Audience: Clinicians and researchers in the field of nutrition or obesity interested in: 1) health disparities, 2) identifying vulnerable patients at-risk for obesity, and 3) improving their understanding of how various psychosocial determinants influence obesity in individuals who experience food insecurity, identify as LGBTQ+, older adults, and individuals with lower social status.


8:30am Gender identity, sexual orientation and obesity: what is the evidence?
Nicole VanKim, PhD MPH
9:00am Biobehavioral Barriers to Optimal Eating Patterns in Older Adults
Maria T Spicer, PhD RD LDN
9:30am Low Social Status as a Pathway for Obesity
Michelle Cardel, PhD RD