Educational or Curriculum

I am Moving I am Learning/Choosy Kids© (IMIL/CK)

Initiative Description: curriculum recommended by Head Start (HS) for education in nutrition, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle habits. An academic-community partnership included a medical school, HS program, public school district, and the state health department to help implement the program.

Study Results: Community-based participatory research principles helped identify and organize important implementation activities: community engagement, curriculum support, professional teacher training, and evaluation.

Reference: Zahnd, W.E., Smith, T., Ryherd, S.J., Cleer, M., Rogers, V., Steward, D.E. (2017). Implementing a nutrition and physical activity curriculum in head start through an academic-community partnership. Journal of School Health, 87(6), 465-473.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good