Initiative Description: A comparative investigation was conducted involving two school situations; one identified as being health-promoting and having a comprehensive policy and a designed programmed of health education, and the other not health-promoting, having no policy and an unstructured programmed of health education. School 1(H) had a more holistic approach to the teaching of health issues and the encouragement of healthy behavior

Study results: Students from the more health-promoting secondary school (School 1(H)) were more knowledgeable of what constitutes a healthy diet and the benefits and risks to health.

Reference: Keirle, K., & Thomas, M. (2000). The influence of school health education programs on the knowledge and behavior of school children towards nutrition and health. Research in Science & Technological Education, 18(2), 173–190. https://doi.org/10.1080/02635140020003374

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good