All content tagged with the term "obesity-prevention".
March 1, 2010 -
This studied looked at overweight and obesity trends in a multi-ethnic population of low-income preschool children enrolled in the New York State WIC Program. Researchers found that annual obesity prevalence peaked in 2003, declined between 2003 and 2005, and plateaued through 2007, while annual prevalence for overweight increased from 2002 through 2007.
July 1, 2008 -
The educational intervention assessed whether teaching formula-feeding caregivers about infant satiety cues would alter feeding practices and result in less weight gain. The intervention did not change bottle-feeding behaviors, and infant growth in the intervention group was greater than that in the control group.
January 1, 2008 -
The purposes of this study were to assess prevalence of overweight and obesity among urban 1- to 5-year-olds and estimate risk by age and gender. The results showed that significant increases in overweight and obesity occurred between ages 1 and 3. And, more than half of the urban children were overweight or obese by age 5. Furthermore, boys were more likely to be obese than were girls. Based on their findings, the researchers recommended that obesity prevention interventions should be targeted to children between the ages of 1 and 3.
May 1, 2007 -
The author tested predictors of infant birthweight, including prepregnancy body mass index, gestational weight gain, and smoking. Results showed that higher birthweight was predicted by prepregnancy obesity. Lower infant birthweight was predicted by both lower and higher-than-recommended weight gain and by lower and higher levels of smoking.
October 1, 2006 -
The researchers’ goal was to determine trends in the relationship between overweight and socioeconomic status (SES), using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). According to the findings, the relationship between overweight and SES varied by race, sex, and age. In addition, the overall relationship between overweight and SES weakened over time. Researchers concluded that interventions should also target race, not just SES.
August 1, 2006 -
The purpose of this study was to help determine material for developing a childhood obesity prevention program for multi-ethnic parents. Researchers concluded that intervention components should focus on parent self-efficacy and incorporate themes specific for ethnic groups. The authors also suggested that there was a need for culturally sensitive health and nutrition information.
May 1, 2006 -
The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes, perceptions, and practices of WIC staff in Virginia, in educating WIC participants about topics related to childhood overweight. WIC staff reported a lack of comfort, practice, and confidence in addressing childhood overweight. Researchers concluded that staff training, health promotion programs, and culturally relevant educational materials would help staff become knowledgeable and promote self-efficacy about childhood overweight-related topics.
April 1, 2006 -
This study investigated the associations between demographic, consumption, and activity variables and being overweight or at risk of becoming overweight for 2- to 4-year-olds enrolled in the WIC Program. The researchers found that 38% of the children were overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. Furthermore, race and ethnicity, increased non-juice drink consumption, and low levels of physical activity were associated with being overweight or at risk of becoming overweight.
January 1, 2006 -
The purpose of this study was to determine whether greater nutrition knowledge or gains in knowledge promoted more successful weight loss in low-income overweight and obese mothers with young children. The findings revealed that participants with overall greater knowledge lost the most weight.
February 1, 2005 -
The author explored the association between overweight low-income preschool children and sweet drink consumption. The results indicated that children at risk of overweight at baseline who consumed at least one sweet drink per day were more likely to become overweight.