ERIC Number: EJ784883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
A Kindergarten Cardiovascular Risk Surveillance Study: CARDIAC-Kinder
Cottrell, Lesley; Spangler-Murphy, Emily; Minor, Valerie; Downes, Amia; Nicholson, Paula; Neal, William A.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v29 n6 p595-606 Nov-Dec 2005
Objective: To evaluate an intervention aimed at increasing family physical activity and parent education about diet and activity for kindergarten students and issues related to their children's BMI. Methods: A randomized, controlled trial design was used to assess intervention impact in parental report of child diet and physical activity, and step logs over a 4-week period. Results: Participants in the intervention group reported that their children obtained more steps by the end of the program period, were more active, and had consumed fewer sweets than the comparison group. Conclusion: The proposed intervention for parents and their young children does produce awareness and behavior change.
Descriptors: Intervention, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Parent Education, Behavior Modification, Dietetics, Behavior Change, Kindergarten, Eating Habits, Parenting Skills, Program Evaluation, Obesity, Health Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A