Kaiser Permanente’s Anti-Obesity Interventions in Schools Show Signs of Success

Community-based efforts to change the environment are proving to be an effective way of encouraging more physical activity and better nutrition among school-age children, according to findings announced today from Kaiser Permanente.

Researchers examined a series of Kaiser Permanente community-based obesity prevention interventions in adults and children and found that the more effective obesity prevention interventions were those that were “high dose” – reaching large populations with greater strength – and focused specifically on changing child behaviors within the school environment.