Evaluation of the Healthy Schools Healthy Communities Initiative
The Healthy Schools Healthy Communities initiative works at the school district level, and school districts in turn reach out to their K-8 schools. Schools conduct wellness assessments and create action plans in order to meet intermediate outcomes and the long-term goal of reducing the incidence of childhood obesity in their districts. Professor Vicki Collie-Akers will lead an evaluation of the program that will examine how comprehensive implementation of policy, program and environmental changes impact healthy eating, physical activity and weight status among children.
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