Initiative Description: School-based multicomponent nutrition education program. Students in the Intervention+ study condition were involved in the following 4 study components: the traditional Network–LAUSD program, standardized nutrition curriculum, teacher training workshops, and parent nutrition education workshops during the 2008-2009 school year.The LAUSD activities included programs that brought chefs and farmers to the school, theatre performances with a nutrition theme, physical activity, art, and the most common program, Harvest of the Month (HOM).
Study Results: Improved nutrition knowledge and attitudes.
Reference: Prelip, M., Kinsler, J., Thai, C. L., Erausquin, J. T., & Slusser, W. (2012). Evaluation of a school-based multicomponent nutrition education program to improve young children’s fruit and vegetable consumption. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44(4), 310–318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2011.10.005
Level of Evidence: Very Good