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School-based interventions promoting both physical activity and healthy eating in Europe: a systematic review within the HOPE Project

(2011) OBESITY REVIEWS. 12(3). p.205-216
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It is the purpose of this study to systematically review the evidence of school-based interventions targeting dietary and physical activity behaviour in primary (6-12 years old) and secondary school (12-18 years old) children in Europe. Eleven studies (reported in 27 articles) met the inclusion criteria, six in primary school and five in secondary school children. Interventions were evaluated in terms of behavioural determinants, behaviour (diet and physical activity) and weight-related outcomes (body mass index [BMI] or other indicators of obesity). The results suggest that combining educational and environmental components that focus on both sides of the energy balance give better and more relevant effects. Furthermore, computer-tailored personalized education in the classroom showed better results than a generic classroom curriculum. Environmental interventions might include organized physical activities during breaks, or before and after school; improved availability of physical activity opportunities in and around the school environment; increased physical education lesson time; improved availability or accessibility of healthy food options; and restricted availability and accessibility of unhealthy food options. More high-quality studies are needed to assess obesity-related interventions in Europe.
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NUTRITION EDUCATION-PROGRAM, KIEL OBESITY PREVENTION, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, CHRONIC DISEASE RISK, PUBLIC-HEALTH, CHILDHOOD OBESITY, WEIGHT-GAIN, FOLLOW-UP, CONSORT STATEMENT, CHILDREN, Europe, nutrition and physical activity intervention, obesity prevention, review

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De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse, Eveline Van Cauwenberghe, Heleen Spittaels, JM Oppert, C Rostami, J Brug, F Van Lenthe, T Lobstein, and Lea Maes. 2011. “School-based Interventions Promoting Both Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in Europe: a Systematic Review Within the HOPE Project.” Obesity Reviews 12 (3): 205–216.
APA
De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Van Cauwenberghe, E., Spittaels, H., Oppert, J., Rostami, C., Brug, J., Van Lenthe, F., et al. (2011). School-based interventions promoting both physical activity and healthy eating in Europe: a systematic review within the HOPE Project. OBESITY REVIEWS, 12(3), 205–216.
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De Bourdeaudhuij I, Van Cauwenberghe E, Spittaels H, Oppert J, Rostami C, Brug J, et al. School-based interventions promoting both physical activity and healthy eating in Europe: a systematic review within the HOPE Project. OBESITY REVIEWS. 2011;12(3):205–16.
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De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse, Eveline Van Cauwenberghe, Heleen Spittaels, et al. “School-based Interventions Promoting Both Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in Europe: a Systematic Review Within the HOPE Project.” OBESITY REVIEWS 12.3 (2011): 205–216. Print.
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  author       = {De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Van Cauwenberghe, Eveline and Spittaels, Heleen and Oppert, JM  and Rostami, C and Brug, J and Van Lenthe, F and Lobstein, T and Maes, Lea},
  issn         = {1467-7881},
  journal      = {OBESITY REVIEWS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {205--216},
  title        = {School-based interventions promoting both physical activity and healthy eating in Europe: a systematic review within the HOPE Project},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-789X.2009.00711.x},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2011},
}

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