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  1. Impact of a school-based interdisciplinary intervention on diet and physical activity among urban primary school children : Eat Well and Keep Moving.

    Article - En anglais


    To evaluate the impact of a school-based interdisciplinary health behavior intervention on diet and physical activity among children in grades 4 and 5. Design : A quasiexperimental field trial with 6 intervention and 8 matched control schools.

    Outcomes were assessed longitudinally using preintervention (fall 1995) and follow-up (spring 1997) student survey food frequency and activity measures and follow-up 24-hour recall measures of diet and activity.

    Change was also assessed using yearly repeated cross-sectional surveys of all grade 5 students from 1995 through 1997.


    Longitudinal data were collected from 479 students initially in grade 4 in Baltimore, Md, public schools ; 91% were African American.

    Repeated 24-hour recall measures in 1997 were collected for a random subsample of 336 students.

    Cross-sectional survey data were collected from all grade 5 students in 1995,1996, and 1997 (n=2103).


    The Eat Well and Keep Moving Program was taught by classroom teachers over 2 years in math, science, language arts, and social studies classes.

    Materials provided links to school food services and families and provided training and wellness programs for teachers and other staff members.

    Intervention materials focused on decreasing consumption of foods high in total and saturated fat and increasing fruit and vegetable intake, as well as reducing television viewing and increasing physical activity. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire, Santé, Milieu scolaire, Milieu urbain, Etude multicentrique, Etude longitudinale, Multidisciplinaire, Education santé, Intervention, Promotion santé, Régime alimentaire, Alimentation, Exercice physique, Efficacité

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Child, Human, School age, Health, School environment, Urban environment, Multicenter study, Follow up study, Multidisciplinary, Health education, Operation, Health promotion, Diet, Feeding, Physical exercise, Efficiency

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0490384

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 22/03/2000.