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dc.contributor.authorTurner, Lindsey
dc.contributor.authorSlater, Sandy J.
dc.contributor.authorChaloupka, Frank J.
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-18T02:17:33Z
dc.date.available2014-03-18T02:17:33Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationTurner L, Slater SJ, Chaloupka FJ. Support for school-based obesity prevention efforts: attitudes among administrators at nationally representative samples of US elementary schools. Childhood Obesity. 2013 Aug;9(4):311-8. doi: 10.1089/chi.2013.0029.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2153-2176
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/12827
dc.descriptionThis is a copy of an article published in the Childhood Obesity © 2013 Copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.; Childhood Obesity is available online at: http://www.liebertonline.com.en_US
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: With the continued threat of childhood obesity, many public health intervention efforts focus on school settings. The current study sought to document administrator attitudes regarding obesity and interest in improving relevant school practices (i.e., nutrition and physical activity) in elementary schools. METHODS: Mail-back surveys were used to gather data from public and private elementary schools during the 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2010-2011 school years. In each year, a different set of items pertaining to administrator attitudes was included. Numbers of responding schools annually ranged from 259 to 336 private schools, and from 578 to 748 public schools. RESULTS: The vast majority of elementary school administrators (>90%) agreed that schools can play a role in addressing childhood obesity, physical education improves a variety of academic outcomes, and they were interested in improving practices at their school. Concern about childhood obesity and perceiving that schools can play a role in addressing obesity were both associated with more interest in improving school practices. However, only one-third of administrators agreed that parents were interested in participating in improving nutrition and physical activity practices, suggesting opportunities for efforts to improve collaboration. CONCLUSIONS: Administrators are generally very supportive of school-based efforts to improve nutrition and physical activity practices and see the value in doing so. Given the amount of time children spend in school, schools are an essential venue for efforts to address childhood obesity.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMary Ann Lieberten_US
dc.titleSupport for School-Based Obesity Prevention Efforts: Attitudes among Administrators at Nationally Representative Samples of US Elementary Schoolsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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