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.
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.