Initiative Description: The intervention included, Kids Nutrition and Fitness, 6-week nutrition, physical activity educational after-school program, with parental and at-home components along with school activities, including the creation of an Advisory Committee that made wellness policies
Study Results: Children in the intervention group decreased their BMI on average by 2.80 (p = 0.04) and BMI z-scores on average by 0.48 (p = 0.03). At 12 months follow up children increased their Daily dietary intake of vegetables on average by 1.51 (p = 0.03), fruit on average by 2.00 (P = 0.001), and 100% fruit juice by 1.12 (p = 0.05). An increase of 1.02 (p = 0.03) was seen in self-efficacy of healthy food choices (p = 0.03). Parent (P = 0.04) and community (p = 0.001) involvement significantly increased to 100% participation.
Level of Evidence: Very Good