The purpose of this study is to assess the reliability and validity of a brief, low-cost school environment audit tool, which is currently administered to all Pennsylvania Keystone Healthy Zone public schools. In addition, this research will also determine whether school policies and environments predict relative weight outcomes. The first phase of this work will consist of psychometric analyses (test-retest reliability, internal consistency, validity) of the audit tool, and the second phase will consist of multi-level (schools nested within districts) cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of the relationship between health indicators and relative weight status.
Start Date: September 2008
ID #: 65050
Principal Investigator: Kelley Borradaile, PhD
Organization: Temple University
Funding Round: New Connections Round 2
Costs, Reach, and Benefits of COVID-19 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer and Grab-and-Go School Meals for Ensuring Youths’ Access to Food During School ClosuresSchool meals are associated with improved nutrition and health for millions of US children, but school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted children’s access to school meals. Two policy approaches, the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, which provided the cash value of missed meals directly to families on debit-like cards to use for More