TITLE

Winning the Weight Battle

PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
FoodService Director;5/15/2008, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research being done on the effectiveness of school-based intervention in curbing development of overweight students in grade 4 through 6. It references a study published in the April 2008 issue of "Pediatrics." It was found that in schools where intervention occurred, there was a 50 percent reduction in the occurrence of overweight students. In intervention schools, 7.5 percent became overweight after two years, compared with 14.9 percent in control schools.
ACCESSION #
32084482

 

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