Health Education Effective In Adolescent Obesity

Posted on November 6, 2009


Combining education with healthy satiating snacks such as peanuts and peanut butter can be effective in normalizing adolescent eating pattern.  This is according to a recent report.

Researchers studied two groups.  One group, the study group received:

  1. Nutritional education
  2. A snack intervention
  3. Physical activity

The comparison group received received physical activity only.

According to the findings, overweight adolescents ate fewer times per day and were  not as hungry when they were taught to make healthier food choices.

There were also  reduced weight at six months among adolescents in this group. These benefits were not seen in the comparison group.

Based on these findings peanut and peanut butter are nutritious snacks and are good in a healthy eating pattern.