Outcomes of the 5-4-3-2-1 Go Childhood Obesity Community Trial
Methods : We randomly assigned 524 parents of 3- to 7-year-old children to receive 5-4-3-2-1 Go counseling or not. We surveyed parents about 5-4-3-2-1 Go! behaviors and perceptions of children's behaviors at baseline and one year later. We conducted multivariable logistic regression for each outcome.
Results : Parents who received counseling consumed more fruits and vegetables at follow-up (OR 1.749, [95 CI: 1.01-3.059]). Parental exposure to messaging at children's school events was associated with higher water consumption (6.879, [1.954-24.212]).
Conclusions : 5-4-3-2-1 Go is a promising intervention.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1 Professor, Prevention and Community Health & Global Health, The George Washington University, Wasington DC.
Publication date: 2011-03-01
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