Table 2

Differences among standard (StnInt) and modified (ModInt) treatment groups
  Standard intervention   Modified intervention Control group
Nutrition recommendations a
Food servings per dayb[9]: Food servings per dayb[9]: Food servings per day:
•Vegetables and Fruit: 5 •Vegetables and Fruit: 5 •Will be based on the Canada Food Guide for their age.
•Grain Products: 4 •Grain Products: 4
•Milk and Alternatives: 2 •Milk and Alternatives: 4
•Meat and Alternatives: 1 •Meat and Alternatives: 1
Physical activity recommendations a
Cardiovascular Recommendations
Frequency: 7 days Frequency: 7 days Frequency: 7 days
Intensity: moderate to vigorous Intensity: moderate to vigorous Intensity: moderate to vigorous
Type: cardiovascular Type: cardiovascular Type: cardiovascular
Time: 60 minutes Time: 60 minutes Time: 60 minutes
Weight Bearing Recommendation
Frequency: 3 days Frequency: 3 days Frequency: 3 days
Intensity: light Intensity: light Intensity: light
Type: strength Type: strength Type: strength
Time: 30 minutes Time: 30 minutes Time: 30 minutes
Sedentary activity
< 2 hours screen time per day < 2 hours screen time per day < 2 hours screen time per day

a Children are encouraged to meet these recommendations for nutrition and physical activity. These recommendations are based on Canada’s Food Guide and the Canadian Physical Activity Guide. Children in the StnInt are reminded to engage in strength training activities, but the discussions are not as in depth as ModInt group.

b If a child turns 9 their recommended to consume 6 Vegetables and Fruit; 5-6 Grains; 3 Milk and alternatives; 1 Meat and alternative.

Cohen et al.

Cohen et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:383   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-383

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