Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: The intervention was a science and nutrition education curriculum designed to impact middle school students’ eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water, increasing physical activity and decreasing intakes of sweetened beverages and packaged snacks, eating at fast food restaurants and leisure screen time. The curriculum consisted of 24 lessons and was taught by science teachers in science classes most school days over 8–10 weeks.

Study Results: Improved nutrition knowledge and attitudes.

Reference: Gray, H. L., Contento, I. R., & Koch, P. A. (2015). Linking implementation process to intervention outcomes in a middle school obesity prevention curriculum, “Choice, Control and Change.” Health Education Research, 30(2), 248–261.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good