The Efficacy of a Multifaceted Weight Management Program for Children and Young Adolescents
The incidence of overweight and obesity among children and young adolescents remains unacceptably high and places our youth at risk for several negative outcomes. Recognizing the need for a youth-focused weight management program in our community, the researcher developed, implemented, and evaluated a small pilot study, FitKids. The aims of FitKids were two-fold. The first aim was to develop a program that addressed three components of weight management: exercise, nutrition education, and self-esteem. The second was to assess the efficacy of the program, and to determine if it would be beneficial to offer it to a larger number of participants. Positive changes among the participants (notably higher self-esteem and lower BMI and waist and arm circumference) indicated that the FitKids program is effective, and with additional resources and programming changes, has the potential to grow into a larger, more robust, program.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2014
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