TITLE

School-based approaches for preventing and treating obesity

AUTHOR(S)
Story, M
PUB. DATE
March 1999
SOURCE
International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;Mar1999 Supplement, Vol. 23, ps43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Schools have the potential to make valuable contributions to both the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. This article reviews the research on school-based interventions to prevent and treat obesity. A literature search from 1965 to the present on school-based treatment of obesity, identified 11 controlled experimental studies. The results show positive, though modest short-term results. Relatively few primary prevention research studies, targeted specifically to preventing obesity, have been conducted. Therefore, efficacy has not been established. Both primary and secondary obesity interventions have a role in schools. A comprehensive, integrated model for school-based obesity prevention is presented. This model, building upon the comprehensive school health program model, consists of eight interacting components: health instruction; health services; school environment; food service; school-site health promotion for faculty and staff; social support services; physical education classes; and integrated and linked family and community health promotion efforts. While multi-faceted community-wide efforts are needed to address the growing problem of obesity, schools are in a unique position to play a pivotal role in promoting healthy lifestyles and helping to prevent obesity.
ACCESSION #
9379002

 

Related Articles

  • Adolescent obesity: Rethinking traditional approaches. Morrill, Correen M.; Leach, Judy Nicely // School Counselor;May91, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p347 

    Discusses the limitations of traditional approaches to dealing with obesity in students. Weight loss programs; Nutrition programs; Self-esteem groups; Proposed system-based approach as an alternative to traditional concepts.

  • Carpet potatoes. Colman, Adrian // Youth Studies Australia;Summer1995, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p10 

    Reports on the percentage level of obese teenage girls and boys who will remain overweight forever. Views from Dr. William Dietz, pediatrician from the New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts; Significance of treating and preventing childhood obesity; Negative health aspects of...

  • Heavy Stuff.  // Teen Vogue;Jun2009, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p28 

    An introduction to articles published within the issue is presented, including one by Jane Shin Park on the teen obesity epidemic in the U.S.

  • SUERSIZED NATION.  // Scholastic Scope;3/7/2003, Vol. 51 Issue 14, p22 

    Presents a debate over junk food restaurants responsible for obesity among teenagers.

  • Speak Up!  // Current Health 2;Dec2004, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p32 

    Presents opinion on obese teenagers undergoing bariatric surgery.

  • The Problem With Obesity. Aase, Sara // Current Health 2;Nov2006, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p8 

    The article deals with the health conditions that occur as a consequence of obesity in adolescence.

  • Two Teen Health Dangers: Obesity & Drug Addiction.  // Science World;5/9/2005, Vol. 61 Issue 14, p18 

    Presents information on obesity and drug addiction in teenagers. INSETS: Cutting Edge;Wake-Up Call;Facts for Real Life.

  • Physician Weight Counseling for Adolescents. Saelens, Brian E.; Jelalian, Elissa; Kukene, Danielle M. // Clinical Pediatrics;Oct2002, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p575 

    Adolescent obesity prevalence is increasing, with minimal study of physician weight counseling with youth. This study examines adolescents' (n=110) perceptions of physicians' weight counseling. Overweight adolescents (≥85th percentile for body mass index, BMI) report receiving counseling...

  • Metabolism, exercise, and television.  // Pediatrics for Parents;1993, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p5 

    Focuses on the relationship between adolescent obesity and watching television (TV). Article published in the June 1993 issue of the `American Family Physician' journal; Comparison of the metabolic rates of adolescent girls when they watched TV and when they quietly rested; Lowered metabolism...

  • The influence of socioeconomic status on the incidence and evolution of obesity during early adolescence. De Spiegelaere, M; Dramaix, M; Hennart, P // International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;Mar1998, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p268 

    OBJECT: To analyze the influence of socioeconomic status on the prevalence, evolution and incidence of obesity between the ages of 12y and 15y in Belgium. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SUBJECTS: 2607 children from five social groups. MEASUREMENTS: The body mass index (BMl) measured during...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics