Educational intervention improves 4th-grade schoolchildren's nutrition and physical activity knowledge and behaviors

Katherine L. Cason, Barbara N. Logan

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Abstract

Many obesity interventions have taken place in clinical settings; however, schools are ideal places to develop and implement innovative interventions designed to prevent childhood obesity. The findings of this study indicate that the nutrition and physical activity intervention was significantly related to change in knowledge, food consumption, food-related behaviors, and physical activity behaviors. Scores of students in the intervention classrooms were significantly higher than those of students in the control classrooms. These improvements were maintained at the 5-month follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-240
Number of pages7
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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