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Three year follow-up of an early childhood intervention: what about physical activity and weight status?
journal contributionposted on 2015-03-01, 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.