An Investigation of Summer Weight Change in Elementary School Students

Tanskey, Lindsay.

Abstract: Obesity prevention efforts in the United States have focused primarily on the school environment, yet emerging research indicates that many children gain weight more rapidly during the summer than the school year. This phenomenon appears to more strongly affect children who are already at greater risk for adult obesity: those who are black or Hispanic, and those who are overweight or obe... read more

Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
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