Obesity Prevention and Control: Interventions in Community Settings
Reviewed interventions include programs designed to reduce screen time, technology-based strategies, and interventions specific to worksite and school settings.
Task Force Recommendations and Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review, and where available, Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs).
|Interventions to Reduce Screen Time (e.g., time in front of a TV, computer monitor)|
|Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Screen Time||Recommended
|Mass Media Interventions to Reduce Screen Time||Insufficient Evidence
|Technology-Supported Interventions (e.g., computer or web applications)|
|Multicomponent Coaching or Counseling Interventions:|
|To Reduce Weight||Recommended
|To Maintain Weight Loss||Recommended
|Interventions in Specific Settings|
|School-Based Programs||Insufficient Evidence
The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. Obesity prevention and control: interventions in community settings. www.thecommunityguide.org/obesity/communitysettings.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.
- Page last reviewed: February 13, 2014
- Page last updated: February 13, 2014
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services