Effects of a school-based weight maintenance program for Mexican-American children: results at 2 years.

Year Published: 2010


Obesity (Silver Spring)


Johnston CA, Tyler C, Fullerton G, McFarlin BK, Poston WS, Haddock CK, Reeves RS, Foreyt JP.


"This study evaluated 24-month outcomes of a randomized, controlled trial involving an intensive lifestyle-based weight maintenance program targeting overweight Mexican-American children at a charter school in Houston, Texas." The study involved 60 overweight/obese children and included dietary changes (eating peanuts/peanut butter as a snack to enhance satiety).

Key Findings

Key Findings: By the end of the 24 months, the intervention resulted in improved weight and clinical outcomes in participants.