New Report: After School Program Participation and Child Obesity
Posted by on May 6, 2006
After-School Program Participation and Child Obesity.
This longitudinal study assessed the role of after-school program (ASP) participation in the development of child obesity and peer acceptance in a sample of 439 children. Most participants lived in poverty and were Hispanic or African American. Measurements of height and weight determined obesity status and peer acceptance was assessed through teacher- and peer-responses to written surveys. The full article is available at: http://pantheon.yale.edu/%7Ejlm79/Mahoney.Lord.Carryl.2005b.pdf.
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