Kaiser Permanente Thrive
Kaiser Permanente research scientist Karen J. Coleman, PhD, discusses her Kaiser Permanente Southern California study that found programs to promote healthy eating that focus on a school’s specific needs and involve teachers, parents, staff, and administrators can substantially reduce the amount of unhealthy foods and beverages on school grounds. Researchers found that using a more participatory public health approach decreased by 30 percent the amount of unhealthy foods and beverages in intervention schools.
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Kaiser Permanente, Karen Coleman, nutrition, childhood obesity, healthy eating, active living, school lunches, school programs, child nutrition, body mass index, BMI, public health approach, obesity prevention