Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Use interactive children’s books to deliver nutrition messages and serve as a bridge between home and school cultures in an urban population. The books contained a variety of activities designed for children to complete with adult assistance and were written on a third through seventh-grade reading level. A brief questionnaire was included at the end of each book for parents and children.

Study Results:Parents who received the books demonstrated increased knowledge of 5 a Day, the primary nutrition message communicated in the program.

Reference: Blom-Hoffman, J., Wilcox, K.R., Dunn, L., Leff, S. S., & Power, T.J. (2008). Family involvement in school-based health promotion: Bringing nutrition information home. School Psychology Review, 37(4), 567-577.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good