Developing obesity prevention interventions among minority ethnic children in schools and places of worship: The DEAL (DiEt and Active Living) study

Maria J Maynard, Graham Baker, Emma Rawlins, Annie Anderson, Seeromanie Harding

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Abstract

Childhood obesity is a major public health concern with serious implications for the sustainability of healthcare systems. Studies in the US and UK have shown that ethnicity is consistently associated with childhood obesity, with Black African origin girls in particular being more vulnerable to overweight and obesity than their White peers. Little is known, however, about what promotes or hinders engagement with prevention programmes among ethnic minority children.
Original languageEnglish
Article number480
Number of pages11
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume9
Issue number480
Early online date21 Dec 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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