Policy – Educational or Curriculum

Kidskin Program

Initiative Description: There were three study groups: a control group, a moderate intervention group and a high intervention group. In addition to receiving a specially designed curricular intervention (1995–1998), the moderate and high intervention groups received an environmental intervention aimed at creating SunSmart schools (1996–1998). The environmental intervention focused on encouraging implementation of ‘No hat, no play’ policies and reducing sun exposure at lunchtime

Study Results: Positive effect on hat-wearing on the playground.

Reference: Giles-Corti, B., English, R. D., Costa, C., Milne, E., Cross, D., & Johnston, R. (2004). Creating SunSmart schools. Health Education Research, 19(1), 98-109

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good