Steps in the Right Direction, Against the Odds, An Evaluation of a Community-Based Programme Aiming to Reduce Inactivity and Improve Health and Morale in Overweight and Obese School-Age Children

Fraser, Claire, Lewis, Kiara ORCID: 0000-0002-0142-7351 and Manby, Martin (2012) Steps in the Right Direction, Against the Odds, An Evaluation of a Community-Based Programme Aiming to Reduce Inactivity and Improve Health and Morale in Overweight and Obese School-Age Children. Children & Society, 26 (2). pp. 124-137. doi:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2010.00329.x

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Abstract

The study describes an evaluation of a 48-week physical activity and nutritional education programme for overweight/obese school-age children using quantitative and qualitative methods. The majority of participants were obese or severely obese when enrolled, and while some improvements in body mass index, self-esteem and engagement in a range of physical activities were noted, difficulties in evaluating a complex community-based intervention were highlighted. Children, parents and health professionals described a range of benefits from attending the programme but more intensive services are likely to be needed for the most seriously obese children and for those families resisting intervention.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intervention; Children; Food and diet; Health and well-being; Family
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ370 Diseases of children and adolescents > RJ399.C6 Obesity in children
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport and Exercise > Sports Leadership, Education & Society
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2021 11:30
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:54
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/9767

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