Go girls! Results from a nutrition and physical activity program for low-income, overweight African American adolescent females

Ken Resnicow, Amy Lazarus Yaroch, Anissa Davis, Dongqing Terry Wang, Sakinah Carter, Larisa Slaughter, Desiree Coleman, Tom Baranowski

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This article describes the development, implementation, and results of an intervention designed for inner-city, overweight African American adolescent women. Fifty-seven participants were recruited from four public housing developments. Participants were administered physiologic, dietary, and cognitive assessments at baseline and immediately postintervention. Each session comprised three elements: (1) an educational/behavioral activity, (2) 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity, and (3) preparation and tasting of low-fat meals. In the absence of a control group, results were compared for high and low attenders, the former defined as attending at least 50% of the sessions. High attenders (n = 26) showed more favorable 6-month posttest values for most outcomes compared with low attenders (n = 31). These effects achieved statistical significance for nutrition knowledge, low-fat practices, perceived changes in low-fat practices, and social support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-631
Number of pages16
JournalHealth Education and Behavior
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2000

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Go girls! Results from a nutrition and physical activity program for low-income, overweight African American adolescent females. / Resnicow, Ken; Yaroch, Amy Lazarus; Davis, Anissa; Wang, Dongqing Terry; Carter, Sakinah; Slaughter, Larisa; Coleman, Desiree; Baranowski, Tom.

In: Health Education and Behavior, Vol. 27, No. 5, 10.2000, p. 616-631.

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Resnicow, K, Yaroch, AL, Davis, A, Wang, DT, Carter, S, Slaughter, L, Coleman, D & Baranowski, T 2000, 'Go girls! Results from a nutrition and physical activity program for low-income, overweight African American adolescent females', Health Education and Behavior, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 616-631. https://doi.org/10.1177/109019810002700507
Resnicow, Ken ; Yaroch, Amy Lazarus ; Davis, Anissa ; Wang, Dongqing Terry ; Carter, Sakinah ; Slaughter, Larisa ; Coleman, Desiree ; Baranowski, Tom. / Go girls! Results from a nutrition and physical activity program for low-income, overweight African American adolescent females. In: Health Education and Behavior. 2000 ; Vol. 27, No. 5. pp. 616-631.
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