Environmental Change

Initiative Description: Incorporate environmental/architectural features to support healthy eating such as a commercial kitchen, teaching kitchen, school garden, and removal of vending machines when renovating schools.

Study Results: Decreased dietary fat intake; the school implemented new staff wellness activities

Reference: Frerichs, L., Brittin, J., Intolubbe-Chmil, L., Trowbridge, M., Sorensen, D., & Huang, T. T.-K. (2016). The role of school design in shaping healthy eating-related attitudes, practices,
and behaviors among school staff. Journal of School Health, 86(1), 11–22. https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.12347

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good