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J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2008 Jul;13(3):212-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2008.00155.x.

Pilot study of an individually tailored educational program by mail to promote healthy weight in Chinese American children.

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  • 1University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA. jyu-lin.chen@nursing.ucsf.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To test the feasibility and impact of an individually tailored educational intervention to promote healthy weight in Chinese American children (ages 8-10).

DESIGN:

A pre- and post-test study (N = 57) using standardized instruments to measure children's usual food choices, knowledge of nutrition and physical activity needs, and time spent engaging in physical and sedentary activities.

RESULTS:

We found improvement after the intervention in all three areas.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

Healthcare providers need to provide parents and children with specific recommendations regarding children's weight statuses, dietary intake, and levels of activity.

PMID:
18638051
PMCID:
PMC2877702
DOI:
10.1111/j.1744-6155.2008.00155.x
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