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School-based interventions: cost studies

Improving lifestyles, tackling obesity: the health and economic impact of prevention strategies

Through a range of interventions, the review aimed to reveal the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness of interventions to promote diet and physical activity. 

A new approach to assessing the health benefit from obesity interventions in children and adolescents: the assessing cost-effectiveness in obesity project

The aim of this study was to (i) provide an overview of the assessing cost-effectiveness in obesity approach and associated methods to calculate the likely impact of interventions on BMI and DALYs and (ii) to provide the health benefit results for 13 obesity interventions modelled for the Australian population of children and adolescents. 

Economic Analysis of a School-Based Obesity Prevention Program

The objective of this study was to determine the cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of Planet Health, a school-based intervention designed to reduce obesity in youth of middle-school age. 

The Cost and Cost-Effectiveness of a School-Based Comprehensive Intervention Study on Childhood Obesity in China

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects and the cost-effectiveness of a comprehensive intervention programme for childhood obesity with combined nutrition education and physical activity, compared to a non-intervention control group. 

Three Interventions That Reduce Childhood Obesity Are Projected To Save More Than They Cost To Implement

This article presents the results of an evidence review and microsimulation modelling project concerning the cost-effectiveness and population-level impact of seven interventions identified as potentially important strategies for addressing childhood obesity.

The cost-effectiveness of a school-based overweight program

This study aims to assess the cost-effectiveness ratio and the net benefit of the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) intervention programme, based on parameters estimated through the El Paso trial. 

The Cost-Effectiveness of a Successful Community-Based Obesity Prevention Program: The Be Active Eat Well Program

The aim of this study was to examine the cost-effectiveness of Be Active Eat Well program that promoted healthy eating and physical activity for Australian children aged 4-12 years between 2003 and 2006. 

Cost effectiveness of a multi-component school-based physical activity intervention targeting adolescents: the ‘Physical Activity 4 Everyone’ cluster randomized trial 

This paper aimed to "report the cost and cost effectiveness of the Physical Activity 4 Everyone (PA4E1) intervention which was a multi-component intervention implemented in secondary schools located in low-income communities. Cost effectiveness was assessed using both the physical activity and weight status trial outcomes." 

Using cost-effectiveness analysis to prioritize policy and programmatic approaches to physical activity promotion and obesity prevention in childhood

This study simulated "the national implementation, impact on physical activity and childhood obesity and associated cost-effectiveness (versus the status quo) of six recommended strategies that can be applied throughout childhood to increase physical activity in US school, afterschool and childcare settings." 

Cost-effectiveness of a Nutrition Education Curriculum Intervention in Elementary Schools 

The aim of this study was "to estimate the long-term cost-effectiveness of an obesity prevention nutrition education curriculum (Food, Health, & Choices) as delivered to all New York City fifth-grade public school students over 1 year." 

Economic analysis of three interventions of different intensity in improving school implementation of a government healthy canteen policy in Australia: costs, incremental and relative cost effectiveness

This study aimed to "i) Determine cost and cost-effectiveness of three interventions in improving school implementation of an Australian government healthy canteen policy and; ii) Determine the relative cost-effectiveness of the interventions in improving school implementation of such a policy." 

Cost Effectiveness of an Elementary School Active Physical Education Policy 

This study aimed "to estimate the cost effectiveness of a state "active PE" policy implemented nationally requiring that at least 50% of elementary school PE time is spent in MVPA."