Environmental Change

Initiative Description: Changes included new food availabilty, salad bars, menu changes, posters and marketing on healthy eating, remodeling the physical environment of the school cafeteria, establishing a cooking club and school policies

Study Results: At the follow-up assessment, on-task behavior had increased and off-task behavior had decreased in both groups, but the changes were significantly greater in the intervention group

Reference: Storey, H. C., Pearce, J., Ashfield-Watt, P. A. L., Wood, L., Baines, E., & Nelson, M. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of the effect of school food and dining room modifications on classroom behaviour in secondary school children. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 65(1), 32–38. https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2010.227

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars  Good