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dc.creatorHopkins, Lauraen_US
dc.creatorGunther, Carolynen_US
dc.identifier.citationEngaged Scholars, v. 4 (2016).en_US
dc.descriptionIMPACT. 1: zBMI (decrease) -- 2. Whole fruits and vegetables (increase); high-fat/high-sodium foods, high-added sugar foods and beverages (decrease) -- 3. Physical activity (increase); sedentary behaviors (decrease); screen time (decrease)en_US
dc.descriptionOSU PARTNERS: College of Education and Human Ecology; Department of Human Sciencesen_US
dc.descriptionCOMMUNITY PARTNERS: Children's Hunger Alliance; Columbus City Schoolsen_US
dc.descriptionPRIMARY CONTACT: Carolyn Gunther (; Laura Hopkins (
dc.description.abstractData indicate that school-aged children, particularly disadvantaged, experience unhealthy gains in BMI at a rate two to three times as fast during the summer versus academic months. Few efforts have been directed at implementing evidence-based programming to prevent this negative trend. Pilot tested in 2015, Camp NERF 2016 was a citywide scale up of an 8-week, multi-component (nutrition, physical activity (PA), and mental health) theory-based program for disadvantaged school-age children in grades K-5 coupled with the USDA Summer Food Service Program.en_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries4th Annual Engagement Forum. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, May 3, 2016.en_US
dc.titleTesting Efficacy of a Theory-Based Nutrition Education Recreation and Fitness Program Aimed at Preventing Unhealthy Weight Gain in Disadvantaged Children during Summer Months: Negative Results with Policy Implicationsen_US

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