Does a worksite obesity intervention have a positive effect on body mass index (BMI), waist–hip ratio, physical activity, and fruit and vegetable consumption?
From: American Journal of Public Health
- Siegel, J.M., Prelip, M.L., Erausquin, J.T., Kim, S.A., 2010. A Worksite Obesity Intervention: Results From a Group-Randomized Trial. American Journal of Public Health 100, 327–333.
- 340 across 16 school worksites (8 intervention, 8 control)
- Intervention schools formed committees to develop and implement health promotion activities for employees.
- Body measurements were collected at commencement and post intervention (2 years later).
- Employees in intervention schools reduced their BMI by an averageof 0.04 kg/m2, and those in control schools increased their BMI by an average of 0.37 kg/m2.
- Comparisons for waist–hip ratio, weekly physical activity, and fruit and vegetable consumption was not significantly different between groups.
- Yes (without confidence) – for BMI.