Peter W Cribb

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BACKGROUND Although many school-based diet and physical activity interventions have been designed and evaluated, relatively few have been tested for the after-school setting. After-school day-care programmes at either elementary schools or private locations provide a ready-made opportunity for health programmes that may be difficult to incorporate into an(More)
The total impact of a health promotion program can be measured by the efficacy of the intervention multiplied by the extent of its implementation across the target population. The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH) was a school-based health promotion project designed to decrease fat, saturated fat, and sodium in children's diets,(More)
BACKGROUND The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH) is a multistate field trial examining the effects of school environment, classroom curricula, and family intervention components in promoting the cardiovascular health of elementary school students. The purpose of this paper is to describe the CATCH tobacco use intervention and(More)
OBJECTIVES This research assessed the amount of daily physical activity in a multiethnic sample of US third-grade students. METHODS Physical activity interviews were conducted with 2410 third graders from 96 schools in four states. Blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, timed run for distance, physical-activity self-efficacy, and perceived support(More)
Long-term maintenance effects of physical education (PE) curriculum and staff development programs have not been studied. The authors assessed the sustainability of the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH) PE intervention using direct observations of 1,904 PE lessons in former intervention and control schools in four U.S. states(More)
Editor's Note: Active Living Research has awarded the third annual Translating Research to Policy Award to the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living's Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program. The purpose of the award is to recognize innovative teams or individuals representing research, policy, and/or advocacy who have(More)
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