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Fort Collins, Colorado 80524


Type 2 diabetes and obesity in children continue to increase at alarming rates with devastating results. However, both these metabolic diseases are largely preventable through adoption of a healthy lifestyle, an understanding of what happens to food in the body, energy balance and some simple aspects of glucose regulation. Can elementary school children be taught the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent type 2 diabetes and obesity? Children need to learn this essential knowledge and practice these important health behavior skills. Elementary school may be an ideal place to master this subject that is a direct and logical extension of current health curricula including nutrition and physical activity blended with science and math.

Study summary:

Biomedical scientists lead a classroom series of interactive, inquiry-based science and health explorations directed at type 2 diabetes, obesity and their prevention in three elementary schools serving children at high risk for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes knowledge was measured in children and parents at the beginning, end and 9 months after the end of the intervention using validated questionnaires.


Inclusion Criteria: - Elementary school child in selected intervention or comparison classes/schools



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
L. Arthur Campfield, PhD
Colorado State University

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Location Contact:

Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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