The objectives of the Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC) program were to understand how students in low-income communities in California assess their current school food environments, to identify the foods and beverages they want to be able to buy at school, and to determine the extent to which their stated preferences affect their purchasing and consumption patterns during the school day.
Schools may have an ethical obligation to act in response to the precipitous increase in the incidence of obesity among children. Using a bioethics framework, “The Ethical Basis for Promoting Nutritional Health in Public Schools in the United States” presents a rationale for school programs to improve the nutritional quality of students' diets.
The "Nutrition Learning Environments, Actions, & Policies (Nutrition LEAP)" survey was developed for teachers, food service personnel, curriculum specialists, wellness coordinators and school administrators. It was administered through Survey Monkey and includes questions regarding:
• Nutrition education provided at your school or district
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.
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 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.
“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.