Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Interactive children’s books were the mechanism by which students, parents, and teachers received consistent messages at home and school regarding nutrition information. Books contained a variety of activities designed for children to complete with adult assistance and were written on a third through seventh-grade reading level. A brief questionnaire was included at the end of each book for parents and children.

Study Results: Increased Fruit and Vegetable consumption.

Reference: Blom-Hoffman, J. (2008). School-based promotion of fruit and vegetable consumption in
multiculturally diverse, urban schools. Psychology in the Schools, 45(1), 16-27.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good