Initiative Description: The schools were required to form a wellness council, write a wellness policy, and implement policy changes or activities in 5 target areas (health education, physical education, school environment, family involvement, and staff wellness) tailored to the unique characteristics of religion, culture, and school structures.

Study Results: Increased student wellness knowledge and older students meeting PA guidelines.

Reference: Benjamins, M.R. & Whitman, S. (2010). A culturally appropriate school wellness initiative: Results of a 2-year pilot intervention in 2 Jewish schools. Journal of School Health, 80(8), 378-386.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good