Health Sciences 1001A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Buddy System, Childhood Obesity

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Only 40% of obesity is genetic rate of childhood obesity has tripled childhood obesity and baby-boomers will put a strain on the healthcare system at the same time. Even if they are moving at camp they will return to the same society that put them into the. Most of the blame is put on families, children and parents. Lack of family involvement in the program. Community based setting based on external validity- can change happen in real world setting. 2-year pilot project funded by the lawson foundation (diabetes funding. To develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of a 4-week lifestyle intervention for obese children (ages 10-12) at risk for type ii diabetes and their families. Primary objective: to increase physical activity behaviour during and following the intervention. To improve physiological and psychological outcomes, as well as dietary patterns and self-efficacy. Year 1 (2008) - 15 children (8 females, 7 males), ages 8-14.

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