Field assessments for obesity prevention in children and adults: Physical activity, fitness, and body composition

Anne R. Lindsay, Nobuko Hongu, Karen Spears, Rafida Idris, Anthony Dyrek, Melinda M. Manore

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Abstract

Nutrition and health educators work in community settings implementing lifestyle programs focused on obesity prevention and chronic disease risk reduction. These programs typically focus on improving diet and physical activity (PA) behaviors. Many nutrition educators may not be confident in their ability to select, administer, and interpret PA assessments to effectively evaluate their PA or lifestyle programs. This report will assist educators in identifying and selecting appropriate field-based assessments for measurement of PA, physical fitness, and body composition for children and adults. Specific guidelines, references, and resources are given for selecting assessment methods and test within these 3 areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-53
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Body fat
  • Community nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Physical activity assessment
  • Waist circumference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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