Navigation Links
New data support community-wide approach to addressing child obesity
Date:6/26/2013

BOSTON (June 26, 2013)-- Community wide interventions hold promise as an effective approach to reducing childhood obesity rates according to new research from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and Tufts University School of Medicine. An analysis of data from the first two school years (20 calendar months) of the Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart Play Hard intervention showed that schoolchildren in Somerville, Massachusetts gained less weight and were less likely to be obese or overweight than schoolchildren in two similar control communities. The results are published online ahead of print in the journal Preventive Medicine.

Designed and implemented by Tufts University researchers and the community of Somerville, Shape Up Somerville, targeted the city's public school students in grades 1-3 and engaged the adults who shaped their daily environment. Parents, teachers, school food service and health care providers, as well as city departments and local media outlets participated in and promoted initiatives that included overhauling school lunch menus; introducing nutrition education curriculum in schools; attempting to increase energy expenditure through in-school and after-school physical activity programs; and working with area restaurants to offer healthier menu items.

Compared to the control communities, the data show fewer Somerville children were obese or overweight after two full school years of the intervention. Principal Investigator Christina D. Economos, Ph.D., associate professor at the Friedman School, and colleagues used a measure called Body Mass Index (BMI) z-score to calculate the relative weight of 335 children from the intervention group and 693 children from the control group.* Over two school years, including one summer vacation, BMI z-scores decreased by 0.06 in Somerville children, signaling a modest reduction in weight gain compared to children in communities that did not rece
'/>"/>

Contact: Andrea Grossman
617-636-3728
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Studies support population-based efforts to lower excessive dietary sodium intakes
2. New National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees received vital NSF support
3. European support for the first network of research and training in political ecology
4. Canadians support interventions to reduce dietary salt
5. Shiner Beers launches nationwide support of TGen diabetes studies
6. Stronger support needed for healthy beverage practices in child care
7. Research supports promise of cell therapy for bowel disease
8. UT Arlington engineer wins NSF award to support microfluidic analyses of tissue, cell samples
9. Disulfiram: New support for an old addiction drug
10. £35 million to support research for vital industrial sector
11. NSF Supports GlobalNSF supports global research to advance science and engineering for sustainability
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... is fundamentally transforming the travel experience and nowhere is ... past decade, ePassports, biometric readers, and secure document scanners ... control via eGates and Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks ... borders across the globe. According to ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... 09, 2014 Research and Markets , ... ) has announced the addition of the "Biometrics ... One major trend emerging in this ... biometric systems utilize more than one characteristic of an ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... You,ve been here before: you desperately need to sign into ... or the answer to your secret question. What,s your dog,s birthday? ... Hoyos Labs , a digital infrastructure security company, launches the ... that comes with usernames, passwords and PINs – 1U TM ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 2The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 3
... 1, 2013 California sagebrush in the southern part ... than sagebrush populations in the north, according to UC ... Biology affiliated with the Center for Environmental Biology. ... Global Change Biology , will assist land management ...
... are blunt. In an attempt to eradicate tumors, oncologists ... healthy tissue along with the cancerous growths. New research ... bring scientists closer to designing cancer therapeutics that can ... last week in Science Express, follow a ...
... of Tennessee, Knoxville professor has found that about a ... Research by Alison Boyer, a research assistant professor ... studied the extinction rates of nonperching land birds in ... Some of the birds studied included birds of prey ...
Cached Biology News:Southern California sagebrush better suited to climate change, UCI study finds 2Mechanism of mutant histone protein in childhood brain cancer revealed 2University of Tennessee professor links massive prehistoric bird extinction to human colonization 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Pipette.com has added ... to their comprehensive portfolio of Eppendorf products. , The ... purchase a Centrifuge 5424/5424 R and receive the following:, ... Eppendorf Research plus or Eppendorf Reference 2 , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Selexis SA, ... mammalian Research Cell Banks (RCBs) used for drug discovery ... Cell Banks will include Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) ... architecture de-risks biologic manufacturing by ensuring the integrity of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... ALTO, Calif. , Jan. 22. 2015  Varian Medical Systems ... and software, has been honored for its commitment to sustainability ... sustainable companies. Varian is the highest ranked healthcare equipment company ... announced today during the World Economic Forum at ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... SPRING, Md. , Dec. 24, 2014  United Therapeutics ... Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT ) has submitted ... Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of Medtronic,s SynchroMed ... newly developed catheter) for use with United Therapeutics, Remodulin ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Eppendorf Announces Promotional Bundle Which Includes: Eppendorf Centrifuge 5424, 3-Pack of Pipettes, and Tips - Available Now at Pipette.com 2Selexis Generated Research Cell Banks Now Fully Sequenced Using Next-Generation Sequencing 2Varian Honored Among World's 100 Most Sustainable Corporations 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4
... ... work of fiction that could well be tomorrow,s scientific fact. , ... Newport Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) August 27, 2009 -- The Last Generation to ... deeply devoted to his ten year old daughter who is dying of a fatal disease. ...
... Korean scientists have succeeded in engineering the bacterium E. ... published in the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering , ... important chemical which is traditionally created using fossil fuels. ... an important platform chemical with a wide range of ...
... , ATLANTA, Aug. 26 ... "Company"), an Atlanta-based, biopharmaceutical company developing human vaccines for diseases ... today announced that Robert McNally, Ph.D., president and chief executive ... Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference on Thursday, September 10, 2009 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Provocative New Fiction Makes for a Fascinating, Fast Paced Read 2Pioneering research succeeds in producing industrially vital chemical through engineered bacteria 2GeoVax to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference 2GeoVax to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference 3GeoVax to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference 4
Caliper offers a wide array of standard LabChip products designed to be used in combination with our AMS 90 and LabChip 3000 microfluidic platforms....
... original Gene Pulser apparatus and accessory modules the ... in the Gene Pulser II system, which features ... Gene Pulser II system has the dual advantages ... range of settings to target specific cell types ...
... Experion Pro260 reagents and supplies, for ... supplies sufficient to perform protein analysis ... automated electrophoresis system. Supplied are 3 ... microliters Pro260 stain, 60 microliters Pro260 ...
... provide fast and reliable automation for ... drug development laboratories. Staccato Mini-Workstations offer ... automate basic liquid handling and material ... with either Caliper's time proven CLARA™ ...
Biology Products: