Initiative Description: The School Nutrition Policy Initiative included the following components: school self-assessment, nutrition education, nutrition policy, social marketing, and parent outreach

Study Results: The intervention resulted in a 50% reduction in the incidence of overweight. Significantly fewer children in the intervention schools (7.5%) than in the control schools (14.9%) became overweight after 2 years.

Reference: Foster, G. D., Sherman, S., Borradaile, K. E., Grundy, K. M., Vander Veur, S. S., Nachmani, J., … & Shults, J. (2008). A policy-based school intervention to prevent overweight and obesity. Pediatrics, 121(4), e794-e802

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good