Process evaluation of a community-based adolescent obesity prevention project in Tonga
- Walking or Bicycling to School and Weight Status Among Adolescents From MonterÃa, Colombia. Arango, Carlos Mario; Parra, Diana C.; Eyler, Amy; Sarmiento, Olga; Mantilla, Sonia C.; Gomez, Luis Fernando; Lobelo, Felipe // Journal of Physical Activity & Health;Aug2011 Supplement, pS171
Background: Active school transport (AST) is a recommended strategy to promote physical activity (PA) and prevent overweight (OW) in school-aged children. In many developing countries, such as Colombia, this association has not been well characterized. Objective: To determine the association...
- Let Them Eat Cake, If They So Choose. Attwood, Emily // Athletic Business;Apr2014, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p6
This section discusses a blog post which explores the "Let's Move!" campaign that aims to address obesity and inactivity particularly among the youth.
- Obesidad en el adolescente, epidemia del siglo XXI. Aranda Ballesteros, M.; Bertos Cabrerizo, M.; Martínez Guzmán, J. M.; Guzmán Bertos, C.; Bolívar Ruiz, F. // Nutricion Hospitalaria;dic2012 suplemento 3, Vol. 27, p56
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- Fitness, nutrition for teens. // Hudson Valley Business Journal;3/24/2003, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p6
Reports on the program for teenagers called Fitness, Understanding and Nutrition offered by the Catskill Regional Medical Center in New York. Rise in adolescent health problems associated with obesity in Sullivan County, New York; Topics included in the program.
- Obesity prevention programs for children and youth: why are their results so modest? Thomas, Helen // Health Education Research;Dec2006, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p783
The purpose of this paper is to critically reflect upon the mixed/modest results of the primary studies related to the effectiveness of physical activity enhancement and improving nutritional intake in obesity prevention programs for children and youth. The results of a recent review of this...
- SIZING UP the Obesity Crisis. LONG, CINDY // NEA Today;Oct/Nov2010, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p27
The article discusses the role of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation organization, which partners with the National Education Association's (NEA) Health Information Network (NEA-HIN), in helping to prevent obesity in children and teenagers in public schools in the U.S. The success of the...
- What works in school-based energy balance behaviour interventions and what does not? A systematic review of mediating mechanisms. van Stralen, M M; Yildirim, M; Velde, SJ te; Brug, J; van Mechelen, W; Chinapaw, M J M // International Journal of Obesity;Oct2011, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p1251
Objective:Obesity prevention requires effective interventions targeting the so-called energy balance-related behaviours (that is, physical activity, sedentary and dietary behaviours). To improve (cost-)effectiveness of these interventions, one needs to know the working mechanisms underlying...
- weight control behaviors in female adolescents. Lofshult, Diane // IDEA Fitness Journal;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p114
The article reports on the result of a study which reveals that physical activity is a necessary long-term weight control strategy among adolescent and young adult females.
- ACHI unveils hospital initiative to reduce and prevent youth obesity. Ament, Lucy // AHA News;3/20/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p7
Reports that the Association for Community Health Improvement has unveiled a hospital initiative aimed to reduce and prevent youth obesity. Role of participating U.S. hospitals in carrying out the initiative; Factors behind the move of the organization in launching the collaborative project;...