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Childhood obesity study: a pilot study of the effect of the nutrition education program Color My Pyramid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19363107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The need for successful nutrition interventions is critical as the prevalence of childhood obesity increases. Thus, this pilot project examines the effect of a nutrition education program, Color My Pyramid, on children's nutrition knowledge, self-care practices, activity levels, and nutrition status. Using a pretest-posttest, quasiexperimental design, 126 fourth- and fifth-grade students from experimental and control schools are compared. The intervention program incorporates an online component, Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, and consists of six classes taught over a 3-month period. Results indicated that the program increased nutrition knowledge in the control group. Furthermore, it increased activity time from pretest to posttest and decreased systolic blood pressure for children in both groups; however, there were no significant differences in BMI percentiles. The findings indicate that Color My Pyramid can be successfully employed in school settings and thus support school nursing practice.
Jean Burley Moore; Lisa Renee Pawloski; Patricia Goldberg; Mi Oh Kyeung; Ana Stoehr; Heibatollah Baghi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-04-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1059-8405     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sch Nurs     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-13     Completed Date:  2009-08-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206498     Medline TA:  J Sch Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-9     Citation Subset:  N    
College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
District of Columbia
Food Habits*
Health Behavior
Health Education / methods*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Intervention Studies
Nutritional Status
Obesity / prevention & control*
Pilot Projects
Video Games*

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