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A Comparison of School-Based and Clinic-Based Interventions for the Prevention and Control of Childhood Obesity

Reeners, Kathryn Zella (2008) A Comparison of School-Based and Clinic-Based Interventions for the Prevention and Control of Childhood Obesity. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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In the United States, obesity is becoming an ever increasing problem, especially among youth. The prevalence of adult obesity-related health complications, until recently were only seen in adults, are arising within the youth population. The increasing rate of childhood obesity is of public health importance; if not properly dealt with now, the current generation of children will grow up and face serious health complications both in their late childhood and adult years.To address this epidemic, two approaches that can be utilized are school-based and clinical based interventions. Even though each type of intervention takes place in a different setting, the same basic principles of nutrition education, healthy eating and physical activity are addressed. While each of the two types of interventions has strengths and weaknesses, the overall goals of both school-based and clinic-based interventions are a reduction in weight and increase in the health of the children participating in the intervention.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Reeners, Kathryn
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairTerry, Martha Annmaterry@pitt.eduMATERRY
Committee MemberButler, Jamesjbutler9@pitt.eduJBUTLER9
Committee MemberGrubs, Robin Ergrubs@pitt.eduRGRUBS
Date: 26 June 2008
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 3 April 2008
Approval Date: 26 June 2008
Submission Date: 6 April 2008
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: childhood obesity; Obesity interventions components
Other ID:, etd-04062008-165004
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:34
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:38


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