What are elementary schools (K-5) in ohio doing to combat childhood obesity?

by Snyder, Lindsey Shea.

Abstract (Summary)
WHAT ARE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (K-5) IN OHIO DOING TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY? By Lindsey Shea Snyder This paper reports on what is happening in elementary schools, serving grade levels kindergarten through grade five in the state of Ohio, to combat the problem of childhood obesity. This study used the SHPPS survey, developed and implemented by the CDC. This allowed for comparison between data collected in this study and data collected at the national level by the CDC. The survey asked questions about health education, physical education, food services and health services offered by the school. Analysis of the data showed that in many areas, Ohio schools are comparable to the rest of the schools in the nation in taking measures to combat childhood obesity. However, in some areas, participating schools were far behind the national averages. The specific results, implications of the findings and the limitations are also discussed.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:childhood obesity health education physical exercise nutrition elementary schools ohio in children for


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