The prevalence of childhood obesity continues to increase. The purpose of this study was to implement a three-month pilot program aimed at establishing healthier habits in school-aged children. The program utilized was Alex Chan and his balanced body bands. A survey design was utilized to assess the participant’s lifestyle habits. The survey was administered prior to the start of the program and then readministered at one and three months post implementation. Results showed after one month there were statistically significant changes seen through participants increase in daily servings of vegetables (p=0.015), protein (p=0.016), and dairy (p=0.019). After three months participants reduced screen time by 20.9 minutes, a statistically significant decrease (p=0.000). These findings support and validate that schools are an effective venue for programs aimed at establishing healthier habits in school-aged children.
Gardner ME , Schwartz MM, Abbott AA ,Connelly SC
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