Developing obesity prevention interventions among minority ethnic children in schools and places of worship: The DEAL (DiEt and Active Living) study

@inproceedings{Maynard2009DevelopingOP,
  title={Developing obesity prevention interventions among minority ethnic children in schools and places of worship: The DEAL (DiEt and Active Living) study},
  author={Maria J. Maynard and G. H. B. Baker and Emma Rawlins and Annie S Anderson and Seeromanie Harding},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Childhood obesity is a major public health concern with serious implications for the sustainability of healthcare systems. Studies in the US and UK have shown that ethnicity is consistently associated with childhood obesity, with Black African origin girls in particular being more vulnerable to overweight and obesity than their White peers. Little is known, however, about what promotes or hinders engagement with prevention programmes among ethnic minority children. METHODS/DESIGN… CONTINUE READING