Search Strategy

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Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Sources of Informationa

Years Included

Type of Appraisal and Purpose

Subject Demographics

American Dietetic Association Position Statement (2006)


January 1982-January 2004

Systematic review

Not reported

Healthy children and adolescents aged 2-18

Manual searching of bibliographies from gathered articles and reviews

To develop a position statement on individual-, family-, school-, and community-based interventions for pediatric overweight

Bluford et al. (2007)

(11), (14), (20), (27), (28)

1966-March 2005

Systematic review

Not reported

Preschool-age children aged 2-6

To identify and summarize effective evaluated interventions for preventing or treating obesity among preschool children aged 2-6


Brown and Summerbell (2009)

(20), (28)

January 2006-September 2007

Systematic review


School children aged 5-18

To determine the effectiveness of school-based interventions focused on changing dietary intake and physical activity levels to prevent childhood obesity

Excluded: studies that recruited children on the basis of weight; studies in children with critical illness or eating disorders

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