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Childhood obesity is a serious global public health concern WHO, 2015; Wang Y and Lobstein T, 2006. Low self-esteem and related mental health problems are common in obese children Strauss RS, 2000 as well as poor academic performance and career development Gurley-Calvez T, 2010.Westernized dietary habits and sedentary lifestyles are identified as the major risk factors of current alarming rate of obesity along with genetic susceptibility Popkin BM, 1999. Children in many countries, including South Korea, have become increasingly sedentary due to urbanization changes in their respective societies Ng SW, et al. 2009, Salmon J et al. 2011. In particular, South Korea had abundant dissemination of mobile technology, such as tablet and smart phone devices. Children have become reliant on mobile devices and are less likely to perform physical activities Do, et al, 2013. Effective and sustainable intervention programs are needed to fight the global obesity epidemic IOM, 2012; Wang Y et al, 2013; Wang Y et al, 2015. Previous studies suggested focus on prevention strategies that begin in early childhood, a period when children establish their life habits. Salmon J et al. 2011. Recent systematic reviews and meta-analysis including ours found that obesity prevention programs for young children have a greater intervention effect Waters E, et al, 2011; Wang Y et al, 2013; Wang Y et al, 2015. The NASA Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut MX program was developed to promote childrens exercise and healthy eating with excitement for training like an astronaut Lloyd C, 2012.At present, the NASA MX Program covered 28 countries, enrolled children through their teachers in school setting MX report 2014, 2015. This pilot study adapted the NASA MX intervention program for young children in South Korea. We assessed its feasibility and effectiveness in promoting physical activity PA in children and in improving parents perspectives. We also examined the status of PA in young children. More than 80% of five-year-old children go to a Kindergarten or day care center in South Korea MH Suh et al, 2013.Thus, reaching young children through child care and education settings could be a good approach for early childhood obesity prevention.



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