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BACKGROUND Obesity has become a global public health problem, which also affects children. It has been proposed that the educational interventions during childhood could be a key strategy in the prevention of obesity. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of an intervention on food habits and physical activity in school children. METHODS A 2-year(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether the benefits seen in nutrition, physical activity. and body mass index were maintained at 2 years of completion of the educational intervention. MATERIAL AND METHODS An experimental, longitudinal, 4-year, two-arm, parallel study with cluster randomization to assess an intervention program aimed at children in their first year(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate weight, dietary patterns and exercise habits in children attending the first year of primary school in the city of Granollers (Spain). METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study of children enrolled in the schools of the city of Granollers. All the children were born in 2000. Data were collected from September to October 2006.(More)
Jourard's 40-item Self-disclosure Questionnaire was administered to 50 students in a training and selection program for a quasi-counseling position and 52 randomly selected students. Subjects indicated past disclosures to three target persons, parents, best friend, and stranger. Results indicated: highest disclosures were reported to best friends, lowest to(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of obesity among children is increasing, but treating obesity is difficult and has poor outcomes. We assessed the 4-year impact of a school-based educational intervention on physical activity, body mass index (BMI) and the prevalence of overweight and obesity. METHODS A 6-year cluster-randomised study was used to evaluate an(More)
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