Improving Overweight among At-risk Youth: Results of a Pilot Intervention


This study evaluated the effectiveness of an afterschool program using a curriculum on nutrition and physical activity. Results showed a significant reduction in overweight and obesity among children in the intervention group.

The study was published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. The abstract can be read online. The full article requires a subscription or purchase.


The study describes and evaluates the effectiveness of a low-cost afterschool program that reduced the reduced the risk of obesity significantly among elementary-age children.



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