The "Improving School Nutrition: Framing Nutrition Research for Policy makers and Parent Groups" project focuses on prevention activities in educational settings, and will review and synthesize nutrition research in the school setting.
For Physical Education Research for Kids (PERK) the Center will be involved in conducting and drafting a literature review on the benefits of Physical Education/Physical Activity (PE/PA) as well as barriers to and influences on participation in PE/PA during the school day for school-age children, the current status of PE/PA in California schools, and successful approaches.
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation has provided funding to initiate a post-doctoral fellowship program at UC Berkeley, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Fellowship, in the field of environmental and policy solutions for the prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The CWH, in collaboration with investigators at UCLA, will help sites develop the nutrition component of the WIC Worksite Wellness program (WWW), develop tools to assess the nutrition-related outcomes, and report on outcomes of the nutrition component of the WWW program.
The Center evaluated the impact of the Food Bank of Central New York’s “No Soda and No Candy” policy on the donated product mix available through its warehouse inventory; determined the food preferences of food pantry recipients; and identified factors that influence Emergency Food Program (EFP) decision-making about foods and beverages to stock and distribute, including perceptions of clients’ fo
CWH evaluated MAZON’s Nutrition & Healthy Eating Initiative which was funded through the California Anti-Hunger Network. This project included a process evaluation to document and analyze the implementation of the steering committee’s objectives, assessing whether strategies were implemented as planned, how they were implemented, and whether expected output was produced.
The Center collaborated with the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) to assist with the evaluation of nutrition education programs supported by the California Nutrition Network for Healthy, Active Families (Network), in Oakland elementary schools. The Center analyzed data collected by the ACPHD and validated the existing student questionnaire.
The Center evaluated the impact of the Healthy School Partnership Program. This evaluation focused on behavioral outcome data with the addition of intermediate outcome and qualitative data to inform the process and compare the effectiveness of the various approaches.
Full Service Grocery Store Enters a Low-Income Neighborhood of Color: Tracking a Natural Experiment conduct a case study around the opening of a new grocery store in a community that has long been underserved.
The HEAL-Northern California Santa Rosa Youth Evaluation provided funding to expand the Center’s efforts in northern California to include two additional major secondary schools in Santa Rosa as part of the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) youth evaluation. These two schools represented an important part of the youth population in the areas where the changes were being made.