Our NCOIS researchers have just published two studies involving school-based chronic disease prevention. These studies further our work in implementation of chronic disease prevention in school settings.
- Adaptation and Validation of the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool (PSAT) for Use in the Elementary School Setting
The Program Sustainability Assessment Tool (PSAT) is used to understand and assess a program’s capacity for sustainability. This study adapted and evaluated PSAT for use in a physical activity program delivered by elementary school teachers. This type of assessment is necessary if we are to ensure the long-term delivery and continued benefits of public health programs in schools.
- School-Based Nutrition Interventions in Children Aged 6 to 18 Years: An Umbrella Review of Systematic ReviewsThe most comprehensive summary to date of high-quality school-based healthy eating studies around the world, this review identifies which types of programs lead to children and adolescents eating more fruit and vegetables and less fat.