The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH).
Conference "The Determination, Treatment, and Prevention of Obesity". Sunset Beach, NC, USA, 1997/10/23.
The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH) is a field study conducted in elementary schools that was designed to assess the outcomes of health behavior interventions for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Beginning in 1991, third grade students (N=5106) from ethnically diverse backgrounds in 96 public schools in California, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas were randomized to intervention or control status.
Twenty-eight schools participated in a third through fifth grade intervention that included food service modifications, enhanced physical education, and classroom health curricula.
An additional 28 schools received these components plus family education.
Outcomes were assessed using pre-randomization measures in early third grade and follow-up at the end of fifth grade.
At the school level, the two primary endpoints were changes in the fat content of food service lunch offerings and the amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity in the physical education programs.
At the individual student level, endpoints included psychosocial factors, measures of eating and physical activity patterns, and physiologic measures.
In the intervention school lunches, the percentage of energy intake from fat fell significantly more (fron 38.7% to 31.9%) than in control lunches (from 38.9% to 36.2%) (P<0.001).
The intensity of physical activity in CATCH intervention schools was increased significantly compared with the control schools (P<0.02). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Résultat, Education santé, Milieu scolaire, Alimentation, Exercice physique, Tabagisme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Result, Health education, School environment, Feeding, Physical exercise, Tobacco smoking, Cardiovascular disease, Prevention, United States, North America, America, Child, Human, Adolescent
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Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 31/05/1999.