TITLE

School-based Obesity Prevention: A Blueprint for Taming the Epidemic

AUTHOR(S)
Baranowski, Tom; Cullen, Karen W.; Nicklas, Theresa; Thompson, Deborah; Baranowski, Janice
PUB. DATE
November 2002
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Behavior;Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p486
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: To review the literature on school-based obesity prevention programs to identify what can be done to minimize the increasing levels of obesity. Methods: Twenty articles reporting school-based dietary or physical activity change programs were identified that used BMI or skinfolds as part of the evaluation. Results: Seven studies obtained change in BMI and differed from those not finding change in 3 ways: program implementers were not classroom teachers; intervention targeted middle or high schools; and inactivity reduction was promoted. Conclusions: An 8-step research strategy was delineated to develop and evaluate programs with a maximum chance of taming the obesity epidemic.
ACCESSION #
8529054

 

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