Promoting healthful diet and physical activity in the Mexican school system for the prevention of obesity in children.

@article{Safdie2013PromotingHD,
  title={Promoting healthful diet and physical activity in the Mexican school system for the prevention of obesity in children.},
  author={Margarita Safdie and Lucie L{\'e}vesque and In{\'e}s Gonz{\'a}lez-Casanova and D Salvo and Ana Maria Islas and Sonia Hern{\'a}ndez-Cordero and Anabelle Bonvecchio and Juan A Rivera},
  journal={Salud publica de Mexico},
  year={2013},
  volume={55 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          357-73
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This paper describes the rationale, design, and methods of a two-year randomized controlled trial conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of an environmental intervention in 27 elementary schools in Mexico City. MATERIALS AND METHODS There were two units of analysis, school level addressing changes in elementary public part-time schools, and individual-level addressing behavioral changes in students 9 to 11 years of age. Two intensities of an intervention program were implemented… CONTINUE READING

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