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Trading health for a healthy weight: the uncharted side of healthy weights initiatives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23421694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Healthy eating and weight initiatives have been incorporated into many schools to combat the growing obesity problem. There is little research, however, on the effectiveness of these programs or any inadvertent harmful effects on children's mental health. Our aims were to report on how school-based healthy weights initiatives can trigger the adoption of unhealthy behaviours for some children. This is a case series of four children seen at specialized eating disorder clinics. Each child attributed eating pattern changes to information garnered from school-based healthy eating curricula. Unanticipated consequences of these initiatives are described and alternative approaches are discussed.
Leora Pinhas; Gail McVey; Kathryn S Walker; Mark Norris; Debra Katzman; Sarah Collier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eating disorders     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1532-530X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315161     Medline TA:  Eat Disord     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Department of Psychiatry , The Hospital for Sick Children , Toronto , Ontario , Canada.
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