Reuters | Web advice doesn’t help kids keep weight off: study.

A series of interactive computer exercises designed to encourage healthy eating and physical activity didn’t help keep middle school students from gaining extra weight, according to a study in the Netherlands.

The study, which involved close to 900 students and was published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, said the program did lead to short-term improvements in the number of sugary drinks and snacks the children consumed, but was probably too brief to change habits over the long run.