Johnson & Johnson recognizes that there is a limited evidence base for successful approaches to preventing obesity in adults, and an even more limited set of proven interventions for obesity prevention in children. Through our grant funding we are helping to build this evidence base – additional information on the current J&J CHC Program grantees working on childhood obesity prevention can be found at the following website:
Through this initiative, we hope to expose grantees to these and other effective educational interventions. The following recent publications provide information on some approaches to childhood obesity prevention and can be found at the following web links:
- AHQR meta-analysis
- Haynos AF, O’Donohue WT. Universal childhood and adolescent obesity prevention programs: Review and critical analysis. Clin Psychol Rev 2012;32:383–399
- Brown T, Summerbell C. Systematic review of school-based interventions that focus on changing dietary intake and physical activity levels to prevent childhood obesity: an update to the obesity guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Obes Rev 2009;10:110-141
Johnson & Johnson also recognizes that community organizations have created their own effective obesity prevention programs for children and this initiative hopes that these lessons from the field will be incorporated with the evidence-based interventions cited above.