New Infographic: Identifying Overweight and Obesity in Schoolchildren

A new article published in the May/June 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, which focuses on State and Local Obesity Policies, examines the prevalence of overweight and obesity in schoolchildren aged 6 months to 15 years old, in São Paulo state, Brazil. To assess nutritional status, author Fernanada Seyr Pozza, MD, and colleagues, calculated the body-mass index (BMI) of children and compared percentile curves to the World Health Organization (WHO) reference BMI curves. They found that compared to youngsters, there was a 3-fold increase in the prevalence of obesity in students >5 years. Read more about the results they found in their article, “Identifying Overweight and Obesity in Brazilian Schoolchildren, 2014.

Fernanda Seyr Pozza is Master in Health Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas and works as Nutritionist at the City Hall of Itatiba-SP, Brazil.


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