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ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal:
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e318229cc27
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INTEGRATING NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EDUCATION INTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS SERVING LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

Farrell, Vanessa A. Ph.D., R.D., CSCS; Reeves, Jennifer M.Ed.; Going, Scott B. Ph.D.; Houtkooper, Linda Ph.D., R.D., FACSM

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Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVEs: From this article, the reader will understand the following concepts:

• Overweight and obese children are at increased risk for health problems.

• There has been an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children in the United States.

• Improving nutrition and physical activity practices can help combat the rising prevalence of childhood obesity, especially in high-risk populations.

• A process for developing strategies for how to incorporate sustainable, integrated nutrition and physical activity education into schools and after-school sites that serve elementary-age children from low-income families.

© 2011 American College of Sports Medicine

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