Environmental Change

Initiative Description: Adopting the Healthy Eating Active Communities program in afterschool programs, which restricted food marketing to children and implementing soda bans.

Study Results: Increases in proportions of beverages and snacks that adhered to California’s state nutrition standards.

Reference: Hinkle, A. J., & Yoshida, S. (2014). Creating healthier afterschool environments in the Healthy Eating Active Communities program. New Directions For Youth Development, 2014(143), 45-55. doi:10.1002/yd.20103

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good