Activity Levels, Dietary Energy Intake, and Body Composition in Children Who Walk to School

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Ford, Paul, Bailey, Richard, Coleman, Damian, Woolf-May, Kate and Swaine, Ian 2007. Activity Levels, Dietary Energy Intake, and Body Composition in Children Who Walk to School. Pediatric Exercise Science. 19 (4), pp. 393-407.
AuthorsFord, Paul, Bailey, Richard, Coleman, Damian, Woolf-May, Kate and Swaine, Ian
Abstract

Although differences in daily activity levels have been assessed in cross-sectional
walk-to-school studies, no one has assessed differences in body composition and
dietary energy intake at the same time. In this study of 239 primary school children,
there were no significant differences in daily activity levels, body composition, or
estimated dietary energy intake between those who walk to school (WALK) and
those who travel by car (CAR; p < .05). WALK children were more active between
8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. than CAR children (p < .05). In addition,
there were no significant differences in the main analysis when participants were
subgrouped by gender and age.

Keywordsprimary school children; exercise; child obesity
JournalPediatric Exercise Science
Journal citation19 (4), pp. 393-407
ISSN0899-8493
Year2007
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Web address (URL)http://journals.humankinetics.com/pes-back-issues/PESVolume19Issue4November/ActivityLevelsDietaryEnergyIntakeandBodyCompositioninChildrenWhoWalktoSchool
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/940
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PrintNov 2007
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Deposited09 Aug 2010
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Ford, P. et al. (2007) ‘Activity Levels, Dietary Energy Intake, and Body Composition in Children Who Walk to School’ Pediatric Exercise Science, 19 (4) 393-407.

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