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US: The Community Guide – Systematic reviews on obesity

The US Taskforce On Community Preventive Services reviews the evidence on the effectiveness of population-based health interventions. It publishes the evidence in one-page summaries – ‘The Community Guide’.

In June it published a guide on school-based interventions. This found:

insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of multicomponent school-based nutrition interventions in increasing fruit and vegetable intake and decreasing fat and saturated fat intake among school-age children.


Source
: The Community Guide website, July 2005

Published on July 11, 2005 in International news