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Changes in BMI Between Summer and School Months Among Middle School Students

Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice - Kenn B. Daratha, PhD , Tom G. Power, PhD , Michael M Steele, PhD , Ruth C Bindler, RNC, PhD , Sarah C Ullrich-French, PhD

Dr. Kenn Daratha and his colleagues at Washington State University examined changes in weight status of middle school students during summer months and school months. Findings from this study suggest weight status of early adolescents improves during summer months compared to months during the fall term of the school year.

 Dr. Daratha is  past chair of the Washington State Diabetes Network Leadership Team and is actively involved with the Eastern Washington Diabetes Network and currently serves on the Diabetes Connection Editorial Review Board.

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