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Schoolchildren on South Beach diet
As a part of a children's diet and health study, conducted by Dr. Agatston, six elementary schools from Osceola County, Florida were included in a diet program from September through May 2005.
The program mainly focusses mainly on replacing foods with healthier variants. While it remains the South Beach Diet and is based on its main principles, the study is especially adapted to the needs of growing children. The general diet characteristics are as follows:
The study is aimed at the following:
Children are measured and weighed. They are also fitted with pedometers, which are devices to count the number of steps taken, thus measuring physical activity and encouraging them to be active.
This is the first study of this type. It is bound to result in beneficial long-term effects on children's health, now at risk because of an inadequate lifestyle characterized by improper diet and lack of exercise.
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