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Obesity Research
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Obesity Research
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Obesity Research

Environmental Changes as Part of Multi-component School-based Obesity Prevention Interventions: A Systematic Qualitative

by Melinda Ickes, Jennifer McMullen and Manoj Sharma

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Abstract

Background: Childhood overweight and obesity have reached pandemic proportions. School-based obesity prevention interventions afford an ideal medium through which to combat this concerning trend. Although some success has been documented in previous reviews, there is a need to further understand the potential of incorporating environmental change as a component of school-based interventions. Thus, this systematic review will examine the extent environmental strategies have been incorporated within school-based obesity interventions and summarize the related outcomes. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted utilizing five relevant databases. Inclusion criteria were: (1) primary research; (2) overweight or obesity prevention interventions; (3) school- based; (4) studies that were published between January 1, 2002 – July 1, 2014; (5) English language; (6) child-based programs, which could include parents; (7) included outcome(s); and (8) incorporated environmental change(s) as at least one strategy. Results: Results are forthcoming. Potential Implications: Environmental changes have the potential to greatly impact school-based obesity prevention programs. The inclusion of environmental changes encompassing physical, economic, and political components have the ability to alter the efficacy of programs by providing individuals with further structure and reinforcement to evoke behavior change. Through this systematic review, we aim to recommend effective environmental changes as a component of school-based obesity prevention interventions. Keywords:; overweight; school-based; youth; child; prevention; intervention; environmental change

Author Details

Melinda Ickes
Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, University of Kentucky, USA
Jennifer McMullen
Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, University of Kentucky, USA
Manoj Sharma
Behavioral an Environmental Health, Jackson State University, USA

Citation

Melinda Ickes, Jennifer McMullen and Manoj Sharma. Environmental Changes as Part of Multi-component School-based Obesity Prevention Interventions: A Systematic Qualitative. In Obesity Research. ISBN:978-1-922227-67-6. iConcept Press. 2016.

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