The effectiveness of a physical activity and nutrition education program in the prevention of overweight in schoolchildren in Criciúma, Brazil

@article{Silva2013TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of a physical activity and nutrition education program in the prevention of overweight in schoolchildren in Crici{\'u}ma, Brazil},
  author={Lucilane Maria Sales da Silva and Mauro Fisberg and Maria Marlene de Souza Pires and S. M. Nassar and C B Sottovia},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={67},
  pages={1200-1204}
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES:The objectives of this study were to evaluate nutritional status, aptitude and physical activity at the beginning and end of the nutrition education and physical activity intervention program as compared with a control group.METHODS:We conducted a 28-week quasi-experimental study involving 238 students (108 in the intervention group (IG) and 130 in the control group (CG)). The IG participated in curricular and extracurricular activities for nutrition education (50 min once… CONTINUE READING

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