Fruit, Vegetable, and Physical Activity Toolbox for Community Educators

The Fruit, Vegetable and Physical Activity Toolbox for Community Educators (Toolbox) is a direct education and social marketing intervention designed to reach African-American women through nutrition education to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables and physical activity (PA) and empower women to overcome barriers to achieving these goals at the personal and community level. The Toolbox Kit and companion Web site were created so that community educators can easily teach low-income adults about eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables and enjoying PA every day.

Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity

Intervention Type: Direct Education, Social Marketing

LT6: Physical Activity Supports Implementation

Framework Component Effectiveness & Maintenance – Organizational Implementation and Effectiveness Indicator Description This indicator measures implementation and effectiveness of PSE changes. Implementation is defined as the aggregate number of sites or organizations in each type of setting within the eat, live, work, learn, shop, and play domains that report a multi-component and multi-level intervention. Effectiveness … Continued

LT3: Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Behavior

Framework Component Effectiveness & Maintenance – Maintenance of Behavioral Changes Indicator Description Long-term indicators inform whether SNAP-Ed participants continue to demonstrate targeted behavioral changes even after graduating from a direct education program. LT1–LT4 indicators measure which behaviors are sustained at a minimum of 6 months post-intervention. The maintenance stage of the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) … Continued

MT3: Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Behavior*

Two-part indicator measuring behavioral changes to increase physical activity and/or reduce sedentary behavior. Physical activity is defined as any body movement that works muscles and requires more energy than resting. Sedentary behavior is defined as too much sitting or lying down at work, at home, in social settings, and during leisure time. Both increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviors is important for overall health.

*SNAP-Ed Priority Outcome Indicator

ST3: Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Behavior

Two-part indicator measuring intentions and goals to increase physical activity and/or reduce sedentary behavior.

Physical activity is defined as any body movement that works muscles and requires more energy than resting. Sedentary behavior is defined as too much sitting or lying down at work, at home, in social settings, and during leisure time. Both increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviors is important for overall health.

Lifestyle Education for Activity Program (LEAP)

The Lifestyle Education for Activity Project (LEAP) is a whole school intervention designed to increase physical activity in girls and give them the skills to become and remain physically active. LEAP is designed to support physical activity in high school girls and focuses on changing both instructional practices and the environment. Using a coordinated school health program approach, a variety of areas are addressed including, physical education classes, the school environment, health education, school health services, faculty and staff wellness, and the community and family environment. LEAP looks different in different schools, as it is a process that helps schools to develop a program that is tailored to their needs and goals.

Target Behavior: Physical Activity

Intervention Type: Direct Education, PSE Change

Aerobic activity

Physical activity in which people move their large muscles in a rhythmic manner for a sustained period (such as running, brisk walking, bicycling, playing basketball, dancing, and swimming). During aerobic activity, a person breathes harder and the heart beats more rapidly to meet the demands of the body’s movement

Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition (We Can!)

Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition (We Can!) is a national science-based education program designed for parents, caregivers, and communities to help children ages 8 to 13 years old maintain a healthy weight. We Can! focuses on the following behaviors:

  • Improved food choices
  • Increased physical activity
  • Reduced screen time

We Can! offers tips, fun activities, and resources to help parents and caregivers encourage these healthy behaviors in their family. It also offers organizations and health professionals with resources to implement science-based educational programming and activities for parents, youth and families in their community.

Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity

Intervention Type: Direct Education, Social Marketing