Educational or Curriculum – Environmental Change

The Healthy Youth Places (HYP)

Initiative Description: intervention targeted increased fruit and vegetable consumption (FV) and physical activity (PA) through building the environmental change skills and efficacy of adults and youth. HYP included group training for adult school site leaders, environmental change skill curriculum, and youth-led FV and PA environment change teams.

Study Results: Increased Vigorous Physical Activity by 3.7 percent

Reference: Dzewaltowski, D. A., Estabrooks, P. A., Welk, G., Hill, J., Milliken, G., Karteroliotis, K., & Johnston, J. A. (2009). Healthy Youth Places: A randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of facilitating adult and youth leaders to Promote Physical Activity and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in middle schools. Health Education & Behavior, 36(3), 583–600.

Level of Evidence: 4 out of 5 stars Excellent