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Outcomes of a Field Trial to Improve Children's Dietary Patterns and Physical Activity: The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH)
The CATCH intervention was able to modify the fat content of school lunches, increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in PE, and improve eating and physical activity behaviors in children during 3 school years.
School physical education: effect of the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health.
The implementation of a standardized curriculum and staff development program increased children's MVPA in existing school PE classes in four geographic and ethnically diverse communities, meeting the established Year 2000 objective of 50.
Associations of physical fitness and academic performance among schoolchildren.
Fitness was strongly and significantly related to academic performance and the association appears to peak in late middle to early high school, and policymakers consider physical education mandates in middle high school and school administrators consider increasing PE time.
Changing fruit and vegetable consumption among children: the 5-a-Day Power Plus program in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Multicomponent school-based programs can increase fruit and vegetable consumption among children and greater involvement of parents and more attention to increasing vegetable consumption, especially among boys, remain challenges in future intervention research.
Longitudinal tracking of adolescent smoking, physical activity, and food choice behaviors.
The smoking results suggest that students are experiencing difficulty quitting smoking; thus, youth smoking cessation interventions are warranted.
Family meal patterns: associations with sociodemographic characteristics and improved dietary intake among adolescents.
Frequency of family meals was positively associated with intake of fruits, vegetables, grains, and calcium-rich foods and negatively associated with soft drink consumption and Sociodemographic characteristics associated with more frequent family meals appeared to play an important role in promoting positive dietary intake among adolescents.
Project Northland: outcomes of a communitywide alcohol use prevention program during early adolescence.
The results of Project Northland suggest that multilevel, targeted prevention programs for young adolescents are effective in reducing alcohol use.