Researchers Claim Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs Work

There is strong evidence that childhood obesity prevention strategies are beneficial for reducing bodyweight in overweight children, particularly those aged six to 12, according to a new Cochrane Review, reported For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: This report might not sound like earth-shaking news to vending and refreshment service operators, but it does indicate that researchers are studying the elements of successful obesity prevention, which is important to the food industry. This comprehensive review of 55 childhood obesity prevention programs cites both home-based and school-based activities.

Child obesity is a relatively new phenomenon. The causes are not fully understood, nor are the cures.

The food industry should continue to support obesity prevention. 12-21-11 By Elliot Maras