Motor and dietary education against obesity for students: Evidence from Italy


  • Luisa Varriale University Parthenope of Naples, Italy
  • Paola Briganti University Parthenope of Naples, Italy
  • Gloria Guillot University Parthenope of Naples, Italy
  • Antonio Ascione University Parthenope of Naples, Italy



Motor and dietary literacy, MDL, Educational development, School, Students, Obesity


This study aims to analyse and measure the effects of a specific pilot program on "Motor and Dietary Literacy" (MDL) implemented in Italian schools. An interview based survey was conducted on a sample of 85 students. The results support the hypothesis that proper education and training of students may have a positive impact on preventing physical inactivity and poor diet phenomena. MDL educating sparked a remarkable attitude of awareness and alert among students with respect to obesity. These results show that motor and dietary education can be a cornerstone to promote healthy life-styles.


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Varriale, L., Briganti, P., Guillot, G., & Ascione, A. (2019). Motor and dietary education against obesity for students: Evidence from Italy. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14(3), 690–704.



Sport Medicine, Nutrition & Health

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