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March 2005

Lessons From Planet Health

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005;159(3):292-293. doi:10.1001/archpedi.159.3.292

There are many lessons to be learned from the excellent article by Austin et al1 on the impact of the innovative Planet Health program on subsequent unhealthy weight control behaviors among girls. The authors should be commended for examining what might have been untoward outcomes of Planet Health and, in doing so, for helping to bridge the fields of obesity and eating disorder prevention. Some of these lessons are similar to those that have been examined in the field of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use prevention and have been useful in pushing forward those areas of prevention as well.

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