Childhood obesity study comes to Fremont school

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A public school in Fremont is participating in a research study that aims to curb childhood obesity.

The KidQuest program, which has been tested out in South Dakota and some other Nebraska cities, will be evaluated on a larger scale through 700 students at Johnson Crossing Academic Center in Fremont.

The Fremont Tribune reports ( ) the study involves changing how and where fifth- and sixth-grade students receive health-related education. South Dakota State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are partnering together for the study through a federal grant.

Researchers hope a six-month follow-up will measure what students have learned, and whether education given this way increases physical activity. The data will be used to refine the KidQuest program and for scientific journals.


Information from: Fremont Tribune,

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