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.
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 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.
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.
The Center evaluated the impact of the Sports4Kids program on the health of the children who are at greatest risk of developing obesity in 35 Bay Area schools’ kindergarten through 5th grade classes. This evaluation included objective measures of health indices as well as self-report data related to student attitudes, behaviors and perceptions.
The 2007 California Childhood Obesity Conference (CCOC ‘07), held in Anaheim, California, addressed the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. The primary focus was on prevention strategies aimed at high risk and low-income communities.
The Center assisted the ad-hoc planning committee with; the design of the Summit process/agenda; identifying potential topics and presenters; identifying potential participants in the Advisory committee, Summit event and Summit Follow -up Team; and the creation and review of materials.