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NZ: APPLE project ups children’s physical activity levels

The APPLE Project

Researchers at Otago University’s APPLE project are investigating whether they can prevent obesity in children by making changes to the environment in which they live. To do this, they are making appropriate levels of physical activity and healthy foods more widely available and accessible in the community.

Reducing weight gain in children through enhancing physical activity and nutrition: the APPLE project

Can weight gain in children be reduced by increasing extra-curricular levels of activity? Otago researchers, including Rachael Taylor, found their intervention significantly increased participation in physical activity and slowed unhealthy weight gain in primary school-aged children.

Their research was published in International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 1 (3) Aug 2006: 146-152.

Published on August 15, 2006 in New Zealand news