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Reducing obesity in early childhood: results from Romp and Chomp, an Australian community-wide intervention program.

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BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that community-based interventions can reduce childhood obesity in older children. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the effectiveness of the Romp and Chomp intervention in reducing obesity and promoting healthy eating and active play in children aged 0-5 y. DESIGN: Romp and Chomp was a community-wide, multisetting, multistrategy intervention conducted in Australia from 2004 to 2008. The intervention occurred in a large regional city (Geelong) with a targ...

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10.3945/ajcn.2009.28826

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Journal:
American journal of clinical nutrition
Volume:
91
Issue:
4
Pages:
831-840
Publication date:
2010-04-01
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EISSN:
1938-3207
ISSN:
0002-9165
Source identifiers:
200230
Language:
English
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pubs:200230
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uuid:f38bd768-ccaf-40ae-80a1-c008ea51cef1
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pubs:200230
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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