Emerging research suggests that the scheduling of recess relative to eating time at lunch and how much time is provided for students to eat school lunch may impact plate waste and consumption of fruits and vegetables by students.
For the "Active Healthy Families Study", the CWH will evaluate the efficacy of an innovative and sustainable group medical appointment model for the prevention and treatment of child obesity among Hispanic children ages 5-12 years.
For the study "The role of fortified beverages in childhood obesity prevention: Implications for current state and local policy development", UCB, with California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA), conducted the nutritional assessment of 25 fortified beverages and of the nutrition/health claims made in product marketing campaigns.
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.