Improving healthy dietary behaviors, nutrition knowledge, and self-efficacy among underserved school children with parent and community involvement.

@article{Wright2012ImprovingHD,
  title={Improving healthy dietary behaviors, nutrition knowledge, and self-efficacy among underserved school children with parent and community involvement.},
  author={Kynna N Wright and Keith Norris and Joyce Newman Giger and Zulma Suro},
  journal={Childhood obesity},
  year={2012},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={347-56}
}
BACKGROUND University–community partnerships through coordinated school health programs (CSHP) can play a key role in decreasing child obesity. The main objective of this study was to measure over a 1-year period whether a CSHP with parental, school, and home-based components to promote optimal nutrition will reduce BMI percentiles and z-scores and improve dietary behaviors in a sample of low-income, school-aged children. METHODS The intervention included, Kids Nutrition and Fitness, a 6-week… CONTINUE READING

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