Strawser and Wachob Publish on Outcome Measures for School Health Policy

Posted on 9/4/2015 4:44:47 PM

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.

The 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.