School-based interventions: systematic reviews

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Interventions to prevent global childhood overweight and obesity: a systematic review

The aim of this systematic review was to synthesise the existing global evidence on childhood overweight and obesity prevention strategies in school, preschool, community and home settings. See more

Systematic review and meta-analysis of school-based interventions to reduce body mass index

The aim of this systematic review was to conduct an up-to-date evaluation of published studies that evaluated the impact of school-based interventions on body mass index of students. See more.

Strategies for the prevention and control of obesity in the school setting: systematic review and meta-analysis

The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of school-based strategies for obesity prevention and control using methods of systematic reviews and meta-analysis. See more.

Effectiveness of educational and lifestyle interventions to prevent paediatric obesity: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomized and non-randomized controlled trials

The study has three main aims: (i) to update the results of a previous meta-analysis, (ii) to confirm and define the effectiveness of specific interventions stratifying by patient age, and intervention setting and duration and (iii) to conduct subgroup analyses to explore the effects of specific interventions in each age group. See more.

Effectiveness of social marketing strategies to reduce youth obesity in European school-based interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of European school-based interventions to prevent obesity relative to the inclusion of social marketing benchmark criteria domains in the intervention. See more.

Global School-Based Childhood Obesity Interventions: A Review

The purpose of this review was to compare and contrast U.S. and international school-based obesity prevention interventions and highlight the most efficient strategies to help develop future interventions. See more.

Effectiveness of preventive school-based obesity interventions in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

The aim of this systematic review was to look at the effect of school-based interventions in low- and middle-income countries aimed at primary prevention of obesity through changes in dietary behaviour. See more

Obesity Prevention: A Systematic Review of Setting-Based Interventions from Nordic Countries and the Netherlands

The aim of this review was to identify, synthesise and evaluate the quality of interventions aimed at preventing obesity in different settings from Nordic countries and the Netherlands. See more.

Systematic review and meta-analysis of school-based obesity interventions in mainland China

Through studies published from January 1990 to December 2015, this systematic review aims to assess the effectiveness of school-based interventions for childhood obesity conducted in mainland China. See more.

Effectiveness of social marketing strategies to reduce youth obesity in European school-based interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The objective of this review was “to assess the effectiveness of European school-based interventions to prevent obesity relative to the inclusion of social marketing benchmark criteria domains in the intervention.” See more.

School-based interventions versus family based interventions in the treatment of childhood obesity - a systematic review

The aim of this review was “to provide up-to-date evidence from research studies, which have employed a study design seeking to compare the outcomes of school-based intervention with family-based intervention in the treatment of childhood obesity.” See more.

Physical Activity Interventions in Schools for Improving Lifestyle in European Countries

This systematic review summarised the evidence of school-based interventions aimed to promote, enhance and implement physical activity in European schools. See more.

Economic incentives and nutritional behavior of children in the school setting: A systematic review

This systematic review aimed “to examine the existing literature on the effectiveness of economic incentives for producing sound nutritional behaviour in schools.” See more.