|Differences among standard (StnInt) and modified (ModInt) treatment groups|
|Standard intervention||Modified intervention||Control group|
|Nutrition recommendations a|
|Food servings per dayb:||Food servings per dayb:||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|
|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|
|< 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