Online tool quantifies the effect of interventions and informs practice and policy.
Nearly 17 percent of U.S. children are obese. Small daily “energy gaps”—excess calories consumed over calories expended—account for weight gain over time. To reduce childhood obesity, the energy gap needs to be reduced. No common metric, however, exists to assess childhood interventions to accomplish this.
These investigators developed the Caloric Calculator, a web tool to estimate Average Caloric Impact (ACI) of physical activity and dietary interventions on target populations.
Using pull down menus, users choose gender, age group, and activity duration and customize their calculation requests to include: