Jean L. Wiecha, PhD, Alison M. Objective Assessed the feasibility, acceptability, and sustainability of Planet Health, an interdisciplinary, integrated health education curriculum implemented in six public middle schools. Methods Workshops on Planet Health implementation were attended by teachers language arts, math, science, and social studies over three school years —, —, and — Questionnaires were administered post-implementation and in the fall and spring of each year. Outcomes were dose, acceptability, feasibility, and intent to continue use. Results The average number of lessons taught per teacher per year was 1. Each year, teachers reported high acceptability and perceived feasibility of the intervention, and the majority indicated they intended to continue using the curriculum. Conclusions Planet Health was feasible and acceptable in a participatory research model involving a public school—university partnership, and it was also sustainable independent of the research effort.
Figure 4. The board met regularly to review study design; set study goals and objectives; review protocols and instruments; and, later, review progress and findings. On this basis, they recognized that the majority fzt the foods available in their facilities were not healthy.
Diet influences health and poor diets drive up healthcare costs for individuals and society as a whole. Multiple governmental programs in the US have aimed to educate citizens about diet choices, resulting in documented successes, as well as, unintended consequences such as increased food waste. Here we examine some of the relationships between healthy diets, food prices, and wealth by drawing parallels between the diffusion of technological innovation and healthy food diets. We introduce a simple modeling framework to estimate the adoption rates of healthy diets based on income and food prices, and describe the implications of the modeling results for the food industry and for government. In recent decades, obesity rates in the US have increased substantially 1. Obesity has multiple negative health effects, including type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers 2. A variety of factors are thought to drive the obesity epidemic, including increased caloric intake, reduced physical exercise, women entering the workforce at increasing rates reducing the time spent preparing healthy meals at home, and consumer preference for convenient—and not necessarily healthy—meal options 2 — 5. Bleich et al. While obesity is prevalent across all income levels in the US, low-income citizens are more likely to be obese than high-income citizens 6.
Response categories: strongly disagree, disagree, agree, strongly agree. ANGCY uptake may continue to falter under the current voluntary approach, as the environmental supports for voluntary action are poor. We define adoption as a one-time mental decision to follow the ANGCY, whereas implementation refers to multiple acts that must be repeated over time to put the decision into practice [ 26 ]. Parents in the area overwhelmingly supported the new nutrition standards and were pleased their children would be eating better in school 7. A flexible approach may facilitate adoption. The second major finding that emerged from this study is that although managers played a major role in adopting and implementing nutrition guidelines, they could not accomplish these tasks alone. Dietary quality of the US child and adolescent population: trends from to and associations with the use of federal nutrition assistance programs.