Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity
Intervention Type: Direct Education, PSE Change
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Age: Elementary School
- Sample Activity cards: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/growhkc/sites/default/files/samplecards_combined_20150515.pdf
- BEPA-Toolkit User Guide: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/growhkc/sites/default/files/bepa-user-guide.pdf
- Promotional Poster (customizable for school): http://extension.oregonstate.edu/growhkc/sites/default/files/bepat_schoolpromotionposter_editable.pdf
- BEPA-Toolkit Video Tutorials: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/growhkc/tools/bepa
The intervention developers have a manuscript under review, Evaluation of an Extension Delivered Resource to Accelerate Progress in Childhood Obesity Prevention: The BEPA-Toolkit. Findings from that study include:
- In winter 2013, six schools received BEPA-Toolkits. Three schools received one per grade, and three schools received one in every classroom, plus training.
- We evaluated teachers’ (N=62) use of and access to the BEPA‐Toolkit, and the association of BEPA‐Toolkit use (exposure) to child (N=1197) objectively measured PA behaviors.
- Nearly 70% of teachers with a Toolkit in the classroom used it, whereas only 25% of those who had access, but not in the classroom, used it.
- Over 80% of surveyed teachers reported the Toolkit provided additional opportunities for PA, and children exposed to the Toolkit were more active at school than children not exposed to the Toolkit (p<0.05).
Kathy Gunter (Associate Professor and Extension Specialist)
Oregon State University
Phone: (541) 737-3624