Educational or Curriculum

The 5 2 1 0 Program

Initiative Description: School-based intervention to promote healthful nutrition and physical activity. The 5-2-1 Go! intervention (Planet Health obesity prevention curriculum plus School Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide, Middle/High School Version) was implemented during 2 school years, from November 2002 through May 2004.

Study results: Reduced disordered weight-control behaviors in early adolescent girls.

Reference: Austin, S. B., Kim, J., Wiecha, J., Troped, P. J., Feldman, H. A., & Peterson, K. E. (2007). School-based overweight preventive intervention lowers incidence of disordered weight control behaviors in early adolescent girls. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 161(9), 865.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good