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Worksite Environmental Interventions for Obesity Control: An Overview

Lemon, Stephenie C. PhD; Pratt, Charlotte A. PhD

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: January 2010 - Volume 52 - Issue 1S - p S1-S3
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181c8527e
Original Articles

In 2004, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute funded seven independent research projects to test the effectiveness of multicomponent weight control interventions at worksites that include environmental changes alone or in combination with individually targeted strategies (Pratt et al, Obesity. 2007;15:2171–2180). The studies were conducted in a variety of worksites across the United States. This supplement to the Journal of Occupation and Environmental Medicine includes a series of manuscripts that evaluate various aspects of the funded studies, including environmental and cost-related findings, process evaluation, and the impact of acute and chronic psychosocial work stressors on body mass index.

From the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine (Dr Lemon), University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass; and Prevention and Population Science Program (Dr Pratt), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Address correspondence to: Stephenie C. Lemon, PhD, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, S7-745, Worcester, MA 01655; E-mail:

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