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Obesity: School-Based Programs

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What the CPSTF Found

About The Systematic Review

The Task Force finding is based on evidence from a systematic review of 10 studies (search period 1966 - 2001). The systematic review was conducted on behalf of the Task Force by a team of specialists in systematic review methods, and in research, practice, and policy related to obesity prevention and control.

Context

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Summary of Results

Detailed results from the systematic review are available in the Task Force finding pdf icon [PDF - 121 kB].

While nine studies among children and one among adolescents qualified for the review, they did not identify comparable outcomes.

  • The studies showed some positive effects on outcomes related to weight status, but changes were small and the measures used were varied.

Summary of Economic Evidence

An economic review of this intervention was not conducted because the Task Force did not have enough information to determine if the intervention works.

Applicability

Applicability of this intervention across different settings and populations was not assessed because the Task Force did not have enough information to determine if the intervention works.

Evidence Gaps

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Study Characteristics

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Publications