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CPSTF Findings for Obesity

The following is an alphabetical list of intervention approaches reviewed by the Community Preventive Services Task Force with summaries of the CPSTF finding for each (definitions of findings). Click a linked review title to read a summary of the evidence and access supporting materials. This table does not include inactive or archived reviews. Findings are divided into the following categories:

Intervention
CPSTF Finding
Interventions in Community Settings
Behavioral Interventions that Aim to Reduce Recreational Sedentary Screen Time Among Children A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (strong evidence)
August 2014
Worksite Programs A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
February 2007
Technology-Supported Multicomponent Coaching or Counseling Interventions
To Reduce Weight A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
June 2009
To Maintain Weight Loss A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
June 2009

Intervention
Task Force Finding
Interventions in Schools
Read a separate summary of CPSTF findings for school-based interventions.
Healthy Eating Interventions in Schools
Multicomponent Interventions to Increase Availability of Healthier Foods and Beverages in Schools A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
December 2016
Meal or Fruit and Vegetable Snack Interventions to Increase Healthier Foods and Beverages Provided by Schools A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
December 2016
Supporting Healthier Snack Foods and Beverages Sold or Offered as Rewards in Schools A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
December 2016
Increasing Water Access in Schools A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
December 2016
Healthy Eating Interventions Combined with Physical Activity Interventions in Schools
Meal or Fruit and Vegetable Snack Interventions Combined with Physical Activity Interventions in Schools A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
April 2018
Multicomponent Interventions (Meal or Fruit and Vegetable Snack Interventions + Healthier Snack Foods and Beverages) Combined with a Physical Activity Intervention in Schools A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
October 2018
Supporting Healthier Snack Foods and Beverages Sold or Offered Combined with Physical Activity Interventions in Schools A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
October 2018
Increasing Water Access Combined with Physical Activity Interventions in Schools A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
April 2018
Intervention
CPSTF Finding
Provider-Oriented Interventions
Provider Education A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
October 2007
Provider Education with a Patient Intervention A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
February 2008
Provider Feedback A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
October 2007
Provider Reminders A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
October 2007
Multicomponent Provider Interventions A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
February 2008
Multicomponent Provider Interventions with Patient Interventions A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
February 2008