Childhood Obesity Prevention

2014-08-27 03:32:24 | BioPortfolio


To develop and evaluate a culturally appropriate childhood obesity prevention program targeting primary care-givers of third grade students. The cognitive-behavioral lifestyle intervention consisted of eight, 90-minute sessions at the elementary schools.

Primary outcome: body mass index of third graders and their primary care-givers Primary objective: To engage primary care-givers of third grand children in identifying and creating health promoting culturally appropriate environments for young children.


The sessions include information about energy balance, portion control, appropriate amounts and types of physical activity, physical inactivity, nutrition and self-esteem. The influence of the primary care-giver on the children's physical activity and nutritional behaviors may lead to greater or lesser rates of obesity in childhood and eventually lead to adult obesity. Therefore, the intention of this intervention is to educate primary care-givers so as to effect change (in a positive way) in the children they care for. Assessment on steps taken, BMI, percent body fat, diet, self reported physical activity and diet will be used to evaluate the impact of the sessions.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention


Childhood Obesity


Diet, Physical activity, Physical inactivity


Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System
Northern Mariana Islands




Western Michigan University

Results (where available)

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