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This issue of Archives includes an article that reports on long-term individual-level outcomes for a school-based obesity prevention study conducted in the Netherlands.1 The authors describe a multicomponent health-promotion intervention, conducted during 1 school year, with the goals of increasing awareness and promoting behavioral changes related to energy intake and expenditure. The Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers included an 11-lesson curriculum and an environmental component that encouraged schools to offer more physical education classes and advised administrators to offer more healthful foods throughout the school. A strength of the study is that in addition to collecting baseline and posttreatment measures on body composition and behavioral targets, follow-up measures were conducted at 12 and 20 months postintervention.
Lytle LA. School-Based InterventionsWhere Do We Go Next?. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009;163(4):388-389. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.20