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Presentation
Body Mass Index Prevalence Estimates of a Statewide Monitoring Initiative in Idaho
American Public Health Association (2010)
  • David R. Paul
  • Philip Scruggs, University of Idaho
  • Grace Goc Karp, University of Idaho
  • Lynda Ransdell, Boise State University
  • Clay Robinson
  • Mike Lester, Idaho State University
  • Laura Jones Petranek, Boise State University
  • Helen Brown, University of Idaho
  • Terry-Ann Gibson, Boise State University
  • Jane Shimon, Boise State University
  • Tyler Johnson, Boise State University
  • John Fitzpatrick, Idaho State University
  • Kathy Browder, University of Idaho
  • Zambak Sahin, University of Idaho
Abstract

Given the significant health consequences associated with childhood obesity, many states have developed legislation to initiate school-based obesity monitoring programs. Idaho is one of many states without a monitoring program, so collaborations between the State Department of Education and four state universities were developed to institute a body mass index (BMI) monitoring program in grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

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Publication Date
November, 2010
Citation Information
David R. Paul, Philip Scruggs, Grace Goc Karp, Lynda Ransdell, et al.. "Body Mass Index Prevalence Estimates of a Statewide Monitoring Initiative in Idaho" American Public Health Association (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jane_shimon/1/