Educational or Curriculum – Environmental Change

Initiative Description: Computer program delivered health information to students via attractive, engaging cartoon characters and videos with same age peers, hanging cafeteria posters reflecting the F&V of the day + a family component involved a series of interactive children’s books assigned as homework.

Study Results: Increased Fruit and Vegetable consumption.

Reference: Hoffman, J. A., Franko, D. L., Thompson, D. R., Power, T. J., & Stallings, V. A. (2009).
Longitudinal behavioral effects of a school-based fruit and vegetable promotion
program. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35(1), 61-71.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good