School intervention reduces obesity and improves health of students

8th graders at a New York City public school received health, nutrition and exercise intervention. Those participating significantly reduced body fat and improved health related markers across the board.

These types of programs are desperately needed. Most kids do not receive any nutritional advice from their parents, most likely because they either do not know or because the parents do not wish to change their own eating patterns.

PMID: 17090635

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