The impact of school policies and practices on students' diets, physical activity levels and body weights: A province-wide practice-based evaluation.

@article{McIsaac2015TheIO,
  title={The impact of school policies and practices on students' diets, physical activity levels and body weights: A province-wide practice-based evaluation.},
  author={Jessie-Lee D McIsaac and Yen Li Chu and Chris M Blanchard and Melissa Rossiter and Patricia L. Williams and Kim D Raine and Sara F. L. Kirk and Paul J Veugelers},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={2015},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={
          e43-51
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To assess what health promotion policies and practices were adopted by schools in Nova Scotia and the extent that these policies and practices affected the diet quality, physical activity (PA) and weight status of students. METHODS We developed and administered a 'school practice assessment tool' to assess the presence of 72 different school-based health promotion policies and practices. Surveys were conducted in 2003 and 2011 to assess diet, PA and weight status in approximately… CONTINUE READING
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