Environmental Change



Initiative Description: HEALTHY intervention: implemented changes in the quantity and nutritional quality of food and beverages available to students throughout the total school food environment + improve student dietary intake outside of the school environment through messages about healthy eating, cafeteria-based educational events, taste tests to introduce new food items, and nutrition education provided in the classroom and through parent newsletters.

Study Results: The reported water intake was approximately 2 fluid ounces higher in the intervention schools than in the control schools.

Reference: Siega-Riz, A. M., El Ghormli, L., Mobley, C., Gillis, B., Stadler, D., Hartstein, J., … &
Bridgman, J. (2011). The effects of the HEALTHY study intervention on middle school student dietary intakes. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical
Activity, 8(1), 1-8.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good