The CWH will evaluate the “Network for a Healthy California – Children’s Power Play! Campaign,” an intervention aimed at improving fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, selected psychosocial and environmental factors among fourth- and fifth-grade children attending low resource public schools in San Diego and Imperial counties in the 2011-2012 school year.
The CWH will assist California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) with a study to evaluate the impact of a newly passed California law, SB2084 (effective date: January 1, 2012), which mandates beverage standards in licensed childcare centers and family day care homes.
“Evaluation of the Impact of Energy Balance 4 Kids“ (EB4K) is a comprehensive, innovative, integrated, school-based energy balance program designed to improve students’ health knowledge, attitudes, and nutrition and physical activity behaviors.
The CWH developed an evaluation plan for the Statewide California Children’s PowerPlay! Campaign, an intervention aimed at improving fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, psychosocial and environmental factors among fourth- and fifth-grade children attending low resource public schools.
The CWH will collaborate on 3 Special Projects as part of Network for a Healthy California’s work to expand and strengthen selected priority initiatives and programs focused on the Network target populations.
•Healthy Foods, Beverages and Physical Activity Intervention and Evaluation Plan
To understand the early determinants of child obesity in order to design appropriate and effective prevention strategies that will improve the health of young children, the Center will collaborate with Westat, UCLA researchers and other members of the research team in the development and implementation of the "WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study" (WIC ITFPS-2) evaluation.
The CWH conducted a formative and outcome evaluation of “Healthy Options, Healthy Meals Initiative”, a collaboration among MAZON, Kaiser Permanente, and food banks in KP regions to increase access to nutritious food reaching low-income families through deliberate systemic change achieved by food banks.
The 2010 study of Hunger in America documented nearly a 50% increase in the reliance on emergency food by families in need. Many people have become regular clients, relying upon emergency food to cope with what has become a chronic need.