Category Archives: FITNESSGRAM

Neighborhood Fast Food Restaurants, Economic Investment and Adolescent Obesity

Many researchers, public health officials and policy makers suggest that neighborhood characteristics may influence dietary and physical activity patterns and thus influence obesity risk.  Because of the evidence that fast food consumption is linked to obesity, researchers interested in neighborhood … Continue reading

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20% of New York City Public School Children were Obese during the 2007-08 School Year

Our analyses of data from 624,204 public school children (kindergarten through 12th grade) who took part in the 2007–2008 New York City Fitnessgram Program show that prevalence of obesity was 20.3%, and the prevalence of overweight was 17.6%.  This research … Continue reading

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