Reducing adolescent obesity through a school health program.

@article{Botvin1979ReducingAO,
  title={Reducing adolescent obesity through a school health program.},
  author={Gilbert J. Botvin and Angelica T. Cantlon and Barrie J. Carter and Carolyn Land Williams},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1979},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={
          1060-3
        }
}
The feasibility and effectiveness of conducting a school-based multi-component behavioral weight reduction program was tested on 119 overweight junior high school students. Four schools in the metropolitan New York area were randomly assigned to either the experimental or control conditions. After participating in a school-wide health-profile screening, students in the experimental group were invited to participate in a ten-session weight reduction program that included behavior modification… CONTINUE READING
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