Numerous interventions have been designed to modify children's physical activity and eating behaviors. While early research centered on the individual as the target of intervention, more recent work targets change in the environment. These studies have consistently supported the importance of environmental contributors to both physical activity and eating behavior, but little research has considered those who are responsible for implementing environmental change. For example, if we expect school environments to support activity and healthy eating, we must consider the motivation of school administrators to affect change. This review will present examples of an ecological approach to behavior change along with recent data to support this approach.
John B. Bartholomew
Sharon E. Taverno Ross
target this behavior should be a priority in addressing the Latino child obesity disparity. Physical Activity in Latino Preschool Children Physical activity is associated with long-term benefits for health ( Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report Subcommittee of the President