School- and Community-Based Interventions for Childhood Obesity

  • Joel GittelsohnEmail author
  • Sohyun Park
Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)


For decades, school-based programs have constituted the primary approach for addressing the childhood obesity epidemic at the population level. School programs have the potential to reach many children and affect many factors in the causal path to obesity (i.e., diet, physical activity, knowledge, and other psychosocial factors); in theory, they have great promise for long-term sustainability through institutionalization of intervention components.


School Community Obesity prevention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public HealthJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Food Science and NutritionHallym UniversityChuncheonRepublic of Korea

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