ERIC Number: ED540505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Workshop Explores How to Evaluate the Impact of School Policies on Childhood Obesity: Workshop for Experts on Measuring School Policies to Prevent Childhood Obesity. Program Results Report
Geisz, Mary B.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Samuels & Associates, a research and evaluation firm based in Oakland, California, organized the National Evaluation and Measurement Meeting on School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, held on May 6 and 7, 2004 in San Francisco. The purpose of the meeting was to develop consensus regarding measures and tools to evaluate school-based interventions aimed at reducing childhood obesity. Researchers, public officials, public health practitioners and policymakers explored best methods for evaluating the impact of school nutrition and physical activity policies on the school environment, student food consumption, physical activity patterns and obesity rates. A bibliography is included.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Public Health, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Children, Nutrition, School Policy, Expertise, Workshops, Obesity, Child Health, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques, Data Analysis, Eating Habits
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: California Endowment
Authoring Institution: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation