Traffic Light Diet or Similar Approaches (2006)The Traffic Light Diet (sometimes called the Stop Light Diet) was developed by Leonard H. Epstein and colleagues for use in their family-based childhood overweight research. This group of scholars has been responsible for a large portion of the best research on childhood overweight for over the past two decades. Perhaps because of the ground-breaking nature of their research, the Traffic Light Diet has become broadly recognized and in some cases copied.
What is the evidence to support using the Traffic Light Diet as a way of managing energy and food intake in children?
The Traffic Light Diet is an effective component of a clinically supervised, multi-component childhood weight-management intervention program.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
- High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
- Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
- Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
- Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
- Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.
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