Educational or Curriculum

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.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good