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dc.contributor.authorRush, Een_NZ
dc.contributor.authorReed, Pen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMcLennan, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCoppinger, Ten_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, Den_NZ
dc.contributor.authorGraham, Den_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-04T04:04:30Z
dc.date.available2021-08-04T04:04:30Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Nutrition, Volume 107, Issue 4, 28 February 2012, pp. 581 - 587, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114511003151
dc.identifier.issn1475-2662en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14404
dc.description.abstractThrough-school nutrition and physical activity interventions are designed to help reduce excess weight gain and risk of chronic disease. From 2004 to 2006, Project Energize was delivered in the Waikato Region of New Zealand as a longitudinal randomised controlled study of 124 schools (year 1-6), stratified by rurality and social deprivation, and randomly assigned to intervention or control. Children (686 boys and 662 girls) aged 5 (1926) and 10 (1426) years (692 interventions and 660 controls) had height, weight, body fat (by bioimpedance) and resting blood pressure (BP) measured at baseline and 2 years later. Each intervention school was assigned an 'Energizer'; a trained physical activity and nutrition change agent, who worked with the school to achieve goals based on healthier eating and quality physical activity. After adjustment for baseline measures, rurality and social deprivation, the intervention was associated with a reduced accumulation of body fat in younger children and a reduced rate of rise in systolic BP in older children. There was some evidence that the pattern of change within an age group varied with rurality, ethnicity and sex. We conclude that the introduction of an 'Energizer led' through-school programme may be associated with health benefits over 2 years, but the trajectory of this change needs to be measured over a longer period. Attention should also be paid to the differing response by ethnicity, sex, age group and the effect of rurality and social deprivation.en_NZ
dc.languageENGen_NZ
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.urihttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/schoolbased-obesity-control-programme-project-energize-twoyear-outcomes/254E35CECCE370D53214E7B620414901en_NZ
dc.rights© The Authors 2011
dc.subjectChildren; Schools; Hypertension; Obesity
dc.titleA School-based Obesity Control Programme: Project Energize. Two-year Outcomesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0007114511003151en_NZ
aut.relation.issue4en_NZ
aut.relation.volume107en_NZ
pubs.elements-id45018
aut.relation.journalBritish Journal of Nutritionen_NZ


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