Active summers matter: evaluation of a community-based summertime program targeting obesogenic behaviors of low-income, ethnic minority girls.

@article{Bohnert2014ActiveSM,
  title={Active summers matter: evaluation of a community-based summertime program targeting obesogenic behaviors of low-income, ethnic minority girls.},
  author={Amy M. Bohnert and Amanda K. Ward and Kimberly A. Burdette and Rebecca Levin Silton and Lara R Dugas},
  journal={New directions for youth development},
  year={2014},
  volume={2014 143},
  pages={133-50}
}
Low-income minority females are disproportionately affected by obesity. The relevance of summer months to weight gain is often overlooked. Some evidence suggests that summer programming, such as day camps, may offer increased opportunities for structured physical activities resulting in less weight gain. This study examined the effectiveness of Girls in the Game, a six-hour four-week sports and fitness summer camp program, in increasing physical activity (PA) and reducing body mass index and… CONTINUE READING