The effectiveness of local child weight management programmes: An audit study

Penney Upton, Charlotte Taylor, Derek Peters, Rosie Erol, Dominic UPTON

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Many different child weight management programmes exist, with varying degrees of evaluation to provide evidence of their success. The purpose of this research was to use a standardized approach to audit the effectiveness of weight management intervention programmes in the West Midlands region of the UK, specifically to assess the benefits to participating children in terms of health improvement and behaviour change. Methods An audit of seven family-based intervention programmes currently in place in the West Midlands
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-133
Number of pages9
JournalChild: Care, Health and Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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