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The development of scales to measure social support for diet and exercise behaviors.
The purpose of this study was to develop measures of perceived social support specific to health-related eating and exercise behaviors. In Study I, specific supportive and nonsupportive behaviorsExpand
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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)
grade intervention including school food service modifications, enhanced physical education (PE), and classroom health curricula. Twenty-eight additional schools received these components plus familyExpand
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SOFIT: System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time
This paper describes SOFIT (System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time), an observation instrument designed to assess variables associated with students’ activity levels and opportunities toExpand
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Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity from ages 9 to 15 years.
CONTEXT Decreased physical activity plays a critical role in the increase in childhood obesity. Although at least 60 minutes per day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is recommended,Expand
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School physical education: effect of the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health.
BACKGROUND Physical inactivity is a risk behavior for cardiovascular and other diseases. Schools can promote public health objectives by increasing physical activity among youth. METHODS The ChildExpand
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Correlates of physical activity at home in Mexican-American and Anglo-American preschool children.
Twenty-two potential correlates of children's physical activity were examined. Two hundred and one Mexican-American and 146 Anglo-American families with 4-year-old children were studied. Children'sExpand
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Identifying Risk for Obesity in Early Childhood
OBJECTIVES. Our aim with this study was to assist clinicians by estimating the predictive value of earlier levels of BMI status on later risk of overweight and obesity during the middle childhood andExpand
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Physical activity levels and prompts in young children at recess: a two-year study of a bi-ethnic sample.
We investigated physical activity and encouragement for activity in a bi-ethnic cohort during recess. Activity and associated interactions of 287 children were recorded at preschool and again 2.2Expand
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Three-year maintenance of improved diet and physical activity: the CATCH cohort. Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health.
OBJECTIVE To assess differences through grade 8 in diet, physical activity, and related health indicators of students who participated in the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular HealthExpand
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