Dietary approaches to healthy weight management for adolescents: The new moves model

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Colleen Freeh Flattum, Mary Story, Shira Feldman, Christine A. Petrich

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Abstract

This article describes the dietary component of New Moves, a school-based obesity-prevention program for adolescent girls. New Moves is a mulricomponent intervention that integrates nutrition, social support, and physical activity sessions within an all-girls physical education high school class. New Moves also includes individual counseling sessions that use motivational interviewing techniques, follow-up group lunch meetings, and parent outreach activities. The nutrition component focuses on avoiding dieting and unhealthy weight-control behaviors and adopting lifelong healthy eating behaviors such as increasing fruit and vegetable intake, decreasing sweetened beverage intake, eating breakfast daily, and paying attention to internal signs of hunger and satiety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-430
Number of pages10
JournalAdolescent medicine: state of the art reviews
Volume19
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008

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