U of M study shows promoting self-weighing in teens is not helpful to weight management

ng and Exercise in a Weight Obsessed World. Self-weighing may be helpful to adults, but in adolescents it may not be the best option, she said.

Project EAT: Eating Among Teens was designed to investigate the factors influencing the eating habits of adolescents, to determine if youth are meeting national dietary recommendations, and to explore dieting and physical activity patterns among youth. The project strives to build a greater understanding of the socioeconomic, personal, and behavioral factors associated with diet and weight-related behavior during adolescence so more effective nutrition interventions can be developed.

This study was supported by the Maternal and Child Health Program, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Department of Health and Human Services.


Contact: Liz Wulderk
University of Minnesota

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