Healthy Evidence Based Strategies – Part 1

November 30, 2009

I think the strategies we use at Healthy Kids Challenge are unique because we combine the most current evidence based strategies with our own “twist on healthy” to help kids and families achieve healthy behaviors.

Evidence based strategies…Tested through time and proven at achieving desired outcomes…We utilize the following as the foundation of our best practice recommendations:

  • National standards of practice and current professional theories including CDC, Institute of Medicine, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and MyPyramid
  • Studies connecting academic performance to eating and physical activity
  • Measurable objectives that address one or more of the following: knowledge, attitudes, skills, behaviors, policy, and environment
  • Effective behavior education strategies

Evidence based strategies…are the foundation for Healthy Kids Challenge lessons and activity ideas.  Combining them with the new twist on healthy makes it easy and simple and FUN to apply these strategies every day. A great example: our weekly Wednesday WOWS E-newsletter. Come back for more in Part 2 next week!

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One Response to “Healthy Evidence Based Strategies – Part 1”


  1. Healthy Kids Challenge is so unique because we have 5 registered dietitians dedicated to health and wellness for kids and families! Our mission it so help people take action for kids to eat, move, and enjoy a healthy balance.

    As we wrap up 2009, and I reflect upon the past year of work and dedication to health for kids, I get excited about the future for kids, families and schools. Health and wellbeing are getting their rightful place in schools, homes, and communities more and more each day. I am thankful for the small part that HKC has played and continues to play in this health movement.

    We look forward to working with more schools, communities, and programs in 2010 through training, workshops, webinars, toolkits and newsletters. Together 2010 can be the healthiest year yet!


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