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 & Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with Task Force findings for each (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.
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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: April 15, 2013
- Page last updated: September 16, 2010
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services