Shaping Healthy Choices Program (SHCP) Improves Children's Health

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The Shaping Healthy Choices Program (SHCP) is a multi-component, school- based intervention composed of four components:

  1. Nutrition education and promotion
  2. Family and community partnerships
  3. Foods available on the school campus with an emphasis on regional agriculture
  4. School wellness policies

Using pre- and post-test measurements, we determined if schools utilizing the program have improved student outcomes compared to controls. Preliminary analyses show that children classified as overweight or obese dropped from 56 percent to 38 percent during the one year SHCP was implemented in Sacramento County.

Preliminary analyses show that children classified as overweight or obese dropped from 56 percent to 38 percent during the one year SHCP was implemented in Sacramento County.

The full UC Delivers article spotlighting SHCP is available online.

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