Community Partnership

Initiative Description: Fun ‘n healthy in Moreland provided schools with evidence, school research data and part-time support from a Community Development Worker to develop health-promoting strategies.

Study Results: Better policy implementation, regarding PA & healthy eating in schools increased parents engagement, and resources, improved child self-rated health, increased fruit, vegetable and water consumption.

Reference: Waters, E., Gibbs, L., Tadic, M., Ukoumunne, O.C., Magarey, A., Okely, A.D.,…Gold, L. (2018). Cluster randomized trial of a school-community child health promotion and obesity prevention intervention: Findings from the evaluation of fun ‘n healthy in moreland! BMC Public Health, 18, DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4625-9

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good