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J Nutr Educ Behav. 2010 May-Jun;42(3 Suppl):S52-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2010.02.012.

Lessons learned from the mothers' overweight management study in 4 West Virginia WIC offices.

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Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394, USA. debra.krummel@uc.edu

Abstract

A pilot was conducted to test the feasibility and compare the effectiveness of a group approach (facilitated group discussions) to that of a self-guided approach (newsletters) to weight management in postpartum women enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (baseline n = 151; final n = 64). Mean group attendance was 3.6/10 sessions. Being older and meeting with the dietitian were related to greater attendance (P < .01). At 1 year, there were no significant differences in weight between groups. There is a critical need for weight-management interventions in the postpartum period. Lessons learned are presented.

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20399410
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PMC2872541
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10.1016/j.jneb.2010.02.012
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