Health & Science

Parents’ BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention

BOSTON − Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in in its health benefits.  A new analysis of Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart Play Hard™ shows an association between being exposed to the intervention as a parent and a modest decrease in body mass index (BMI) compared to parents in two similar control communities.  The study led by researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and the Centers for