Changes in body mass index z score over the course of the academic year among children attending Head Start.

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OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that among 3- to 5-year-old children attending Head Start, body mass index z score will decline during the academic year and increase during the summer. METHODS We used retrospective longitudinal growth data collected over 5 academic years from 1914 children (51% boys, 62% white) enrolled in a Michigan Head Start program… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2010.01.008

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