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.

Identifying Overweight and Obesity in Brazilian Schoolchildren, 2014
Pozza, Fernanda, Seyr, MD; Nucci, Luciana, Bertoldi, MD, PhD; Enes, Carla, Cristina, MD, PhD
Journal of Public Health Management and PracticeMay/June 2018 – Volume 24 – Issue 3 – p 204–210
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000650


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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