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 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.
“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 Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG) has established an ambitious framework for schools to create healthy environments. Additional resources provided to schools by the California Endowment (TCE) are likely to help schools move towards achieving compliance with the AHG program standards.
The Food and Nutrition Service of the US Department of Agriculture is funding an evaluation to determine the impact of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) on children's consumption of fruits and vegetables and on other dietary changes, such as decreased consumption of less nutritious foods.
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.