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Three year follow-up of an early childhood intervention: what about physical activity and weight status?

journal contribution
posted on 01.03.2015, 00:00 authored by Lisa BarnettLisa Barnett, A Zask, L Rose, D Hughes, J Adams
Fundamental movement skills are a correlate of physical activity and weight status. Children who participated in a preschool intervention had greater movement skill proficiency and improved anthropometric measures (waist circumference and BMI z scores) post intervention. Three years later, intervention girls had retained their object control skill advantage. The study purpose was to assess whether at three year follow up a) intervention children were more physically active than controls and b) the intervention effect on anthropometrics was still present.

History

Journal

Journal of physical activity and health

Volume

12

Issue

3

Pagination

319 - 321

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Location

Champaign, IL

ISSN

1543-3080

eISSN

1543-5474

Language

ENG

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal