Efecto de un programa de actividad física y alimentación saludable aplicado a hijos y padres para la prevención de la obesidad infantil = [Effect of a healthy eating and physical activity intervention program on chilhood obesity]

Díaz Martínez, X., Bastías, C. M., Celis-Moralesl, C. , Salas, C. and Moral, P. V. (2015) Efecto de un programa de actividad física y alimentación saludable aplicado a hijos y padres para la prevención de la obesidad infantil = [Effect of a healthy eating and physical activity intervention program on chilhood obesity]. Nutricion Hospitalaria, 32(1), pp. 110-117. (doi:10.3305/nh.2015.32.1.9122)

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Abstract

Background: interventions aiming to develop healthy lifestyle behaviours at early age could be an effective way of reducing childhood obesity. Aims: to evaluate the effect of a dietary and physical activity intervention on reducing childhood obesity. Methods: 312 students took part on this 5 month intervention study. The intervention included dietary talk delivered to children and their parents in addition to 45 minutes of daily physical activity modules. Nutritional status was assessed using the Obesity Task Force criteria. Changes in dietary behaviours and physical activity were assessed using questionnaires administrated to the parents. Results: body mass index decreased significantly post intervention (-0.2 kg.m-2), however, this reduction was driven by boys (-0.3 kg.m-2). Similarly, waist circumference shows a significant reduction in boys (-0.4 cm) but not girls. Children with overweight or obesity shows greater reductions in obesity-related traits, which were related to changes in dietary and physical activity post interventions. Conclusions: multidisciplinary interventions applied to children between 5 and 7 years old are effective on reducing body mass index and improving dietary and physical activity behaviours in overweight and obese children.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Celis, Dr Carlos
Authors: Díaz Martínez, X., Bastías, C. M., Celis-Moralesl, C., Salas, C., and Moral, P. V.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Nutricion Hospitalaria
Publisher:Aula Medica Ediciones
ISSN:0212-1611
ISSN (Online):1699-5198
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in Nutricion Hospitalaria 32(1):110-117
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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