Educational or Curriculum
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Initiative Description: Student interventions consisted of I6 weekly, experiential, behavior change-oriented lessons, taught in alternate weeks by the classroom teacher and SRT, and six parent- taught lunchroom activities. All lessons incorporated preparing or eating food and targeting a fruit or vegetable consumption behavior, such as eat two fruits and vegetables at lunchtime.”‘ Lessons supported other classroom disciplines (math, science, literacy, and social studies).

Study Results: Increased knowledge and self‐efficacy towards healthier eating and increased by 0.36 more servings of fruits and vegetables at lunch

Reference: Auld, G. W., Romaniello, C., Heimendinger, J., Hambidge, C., & Hambidge, M. (1998). 20 Outcomes from a school-based nutrition education program using resource teachers and cross-disciplinary models. Journal of Nutrition Education, 30(5), 268–280. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3182(98)70336-X

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good