Cassondra Strawser, a doctoral candidate
in the Department of Professional Studies in Education, and David Wachob, Department
of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, published an article titled “A
Review of Current Outcome Measures for School Health Policy Interventions” in
the upcoming issue in Health Behavior and Policy Review.
The article presents a
literature review on the effectiveness of school-based nutrition and physical
activity interventions. The review found that programs vary widely in terms of curricula,
duration, and outcome measures. Nutrition
knowledge was the most common outcome measure. Few studies resulted in
significant changes to anthropometric measures or behavior changes.
conclusions drawn from this article suggest that strategies such as curriculum
integration, incorporation of technology, and nontraditional teaching methods
should be considered by school wellness committees.