Fundamental movement skills training in childhood obesity treatments: Reply to Hyman (2019)

Jacqueline F. Hayes, Katherine N. Balantekin, Leonard H. Epstein, Denise E. Wilfley

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Abstract

Hyman (2019) provides a commentary on our recent review of behavioral interventions for obesity that highlights an opportunity to intervene with children with obesity to build fundamental movement skills. This suggestion is relatively novel for the childhood obesity intervention field and is deserving of additional research. Future studies should assess the efficacy of fundamental movement skills training to contribute to weight and/or weightrelated outcomes in children with obesity as well as consider whether it is best to include fundamental movement skills training as part of, or complementary to, current treatment interventions. If efficacy is demonstrated, it is also prudent to understand how fundamental movement skills training may be implemented into current care models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-621
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Volume74
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Children
  • Fundamental movement skills training
  • Obesity interventions

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