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2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What is the impact of obesity prevention approaches in early care and education programs on the weight status of children ages two to five years of age?

Conclusion Statement

Moderate evidence suggests that multicomponent obesity prevention approaches implemented in child care settings improve weight-related outcomes in preschoolers. A combination of dietary and physical activity interventions is effective for preventing or slowing excess weight gain and reducing the proportion of young children aged two years to five years who are overweight or obese.

2015 DGAC Grade: Moderate