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School-based interventions: case studies

Nutrition Health Promotion in Schools in the UK: Learning from Food Standards Agency Funded Schools Research

Set-up as a review of give studies commissioned by the Food Standards Agency, the objective of this study was to test the feasibility and effectiveness of dietary change interventions in UK school-based settings. See more.

Finland: a competitive forerunner in healthy nutrition

This is a strategic report of the Food and Nutrition Programme, ERA, launched in 2005. It provides the strategic vision and intent of the strategy team as well as the planned measures to achieve that vision. See more.

Effectiveness of social marketing strategies to reduce youth obesity in European school-based interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of European school-based interventions to prevent obesity relative to the inclusion of social marketing benchmark criteria domains in the intervention. See more.

School-based obesity prevention in Chilean primary school children: methodology and evaluation of a controlled study

The aim of this study was to assess the impact of a 6-months nutrition education and physical activity intervention on primary school children through changes in adiposity and physical fitness. See more.

Obesity Prevention: A Systematic Review of Setting-Based Interventions from Nordic Countries and the Netherlands

The aim of this review was to identify, synthesise and evaluate the quality of interventions aimed at preventing obesity in different settings from Nordic countries and the Netherlands. See more.

Systematic review and meta-analysis of school-based obesity interventions in mainland China

Through studies published from January 1990 to December 2015, this systematic review aims to assess the effectiveness of school-based interventions for childhood obesity conducted in mainland China. See more.

School Fruit Scheme strategy for the 2010-2013 school years Lithuania

The aim of the School Fruit Scheme is to implement in children an awareness of the benefits regarding the consumption of fruit and vegetables. See more

Effectiveness of JUMP-in, a Dutch primary school-based community intervention aimed at the promotion of physical activity

This article seeks to show the “effectiveness of the JUMP-in intervention on physical activity as well as its social cognitive determinants in a population of primary school children.” See more.

Long-term obesity prevention and the Motivation Adolescents with Technology to CHOOSE Health program

This study aims to identify the long-term outcomes for the first two cohorts of adolescents participating in Motivating Adolescents with Technology to CHOOSE Health (MATCH) intervention. See more.

New Moves: A school-based obesity prevention program for adolescent girls

This study aimed to “test the feasibility of an innovative school-based programme for obesity prevention among adolescent girls.” See more.

Effectiveness of social marketing strategies to reduce youth obesity in European school-based interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The objective of this review was “to assess the effectiveness of European school-based interventions to prevent obesity relative to the inclusion of social marketing benchmark criteria domains in the intervention.” See more.

Primary school children's nutrition knowledge, self-efficacy, and behaviour, after a three-year healthy lifestyle intervention (HealthKick)

This article intended to “evaluate the effects of HealthKick (HK), a healthy lifestyle intervention, on nutrition knowledge, behaviour, and dietary self-efficacy of school children in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.” See more.

School based multicomponent intervention for obese children in Udupi District, South India - A randomized controlled trial

The aim of this study was "to evaluate the effectiveness of multicomponent intervention on improving the lifestyle practices, reducing the body fat and improving the self esteem of obese children from selected schools of Udupi District, South India." See more

Using school staff members to implement a childhood obesity prevention intervention in low-income school districts: the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (MA-CORD Project), 2012-2014

This study describes "the implementation of a school-based intervention using classroom lessons based on existing "Eat Well and Keep Moving" and "Planet Health" behavior change interventions and schoolwide activities to target 5,144 children in 4th through 7th grade in 2 low-income school districts." See more.

School-based physical activity programme in preadolescent girls (9-11 years): a feasibility trial in Karachi, Pakistan

Researchers "conducted a pilot cluster trial of a school-based physical activity programme among preadolescent girls to determine the feasibility (recruitment, retention and implementation) of the programme and influence on blood pressure (BP) and body mass index (BMI)." See more.

A school-based intervention improves physical fitness in Ecuadorian adolescents: a cluster-randomized controlled trial

This study "analyzed the effects of a school-based health promotion intervention on physical fitness after 28 months and explored if the effect varied with important school characteristics [...] and assessed effects on screen time, physical activity and BMI." See more.

Promoting healthy eating and physical activity among school children: findings from Health-E-PALS, the first pilot intervention from Lebanon

This study aimed "to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a multicomponent school-based intervention to promote healthy eating and physical activity (and prevent obesity) with school children aged 9–11 years in Lebanon." See more