Journal of Obesity

School-Based Interventions and Programs to Address Weight Issues


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1Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, USA

2University of Verona, Verona, Italy

3State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA


School-Based Interventions and Programs to Address Weight Issues

Description

Pediatric and adulthood obesity is a global health concern. Obesity during childhood and adolescence is likely to be carried into adulthood along with a range of associated comorbidity. Therefore, prevention of obesity at earlier stage of life may reduce the global burden of health cares and obesity-induced disease managements. Implementation of evidence-based obesity interventions and programs, intramural or extramural, in real world school settings may be a viable option for such prevention. Not only heightening educations on nutrition, behaviors, and physical activities but also fostering participatory activities may serve that purpose. However, tailoring school-based obesity prevention programming to address personal and environmental factors, in addition to basic knowledge and skills, is challenging. Besides, methodological issues concerning design, conduct, and analysis of school-based trials should also be properly taken into account.

We invite investigators and scholars to contribute original research as well as review articles to the upcoming special issue (PubMed indexed) that will serve as an open forum to exchange, summarize, and disseminate ideas and products from broad or specific aspects of school-based trials. The school settings range from pre-K to college, during and/or after school hours, and summer or winter recession settings will also be considered. Also articles addressing student-, home-, school-, or community-level facilitators or barriers to implementing interventions are welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Updated systematic reviews of school-based trials addressing weight issues
  • Strategies to incorporate contextual home and community factors into designing and conducting school-based trials in real world settings
  • Development, reliability, and validity of instruments or toolkits pertinent to assessing school-based trials outcomes and process measures
  • Qualitative or quantitative assessment of school-based trial outcomes
  • Effectiveness assessment of modifications of home, school, or community environments
  • Logistical challenges and lessons learned from conducting school-based trials
  • Innovative utilization of social media apps for addressing common internal or external barriers to participating in school-based trials

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3538964
  • - Editorial

School-Based Interventions and Programs to Address Weight Issues

Moonseong Heo | Angelo Pietrobelli | ... | Myles S. Faith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3729318
  • - Research Article

School Engagement in Relation to Body Mass Index and School Achievement in a High-School Age Sample

Kristin E. Finn | Myles S. Faith | Young S. Seo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8767315
  • - Review Article

Trial Characteristics and Appropriateness of Statistical Methods Applied for Design and Analysis of Randomized School-Based Studies Addressing Weight-Related Issues: A Literature Review

Moonseong Heo | Singh R. Nair | ... | David B. Allison
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4659874
  • - Research Article

The Boss’ Healthy Buddies Nutrition Resource Is Effective for Elementary School Students

David W. Pittman | Ida R. Bland | ... | Sharyn B. Pittman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3598321
  • - Research Article

Associations of Body Mass Index, Motor Performance, and Perceived Athletic Competence with Physical Activity in Normal Weight and Overweight Children

Kyle M. Morrison | John Cairney | ... | Dan Gould
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3134026
  • - Research Article

FTO rs9939609 Does Not Interact with Physical Exercise but Influences Basal Insulin Metabolism in Brazilian Overweight and Obese Adolescents

Gabrielle Araujo do Nascimento | Neiva Leite | ... | Luciane Viater Tureck
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6983936
  • - Research Article

Pilot Project to Integrate Community and Clinical Level Systems to Address Health Disparities in the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity among Ethnic Minority Inner-City Middle School Students: Lessons Learned

Jessica Rieder | Agnieszka Cain | ... | Laurie J. Bauman
Journal of Obesity
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