Systems Change in After-School Programs to Affect Childhood Obesity Rates

Principal Investigator:
Miles A. McNall

Director, Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Principal Investigator:
Laurie A. Van Egeren

Assistant Provost for University-Community Partnerships
Acting Director, Michigan State University Museum
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

This evaluation examines the implementation and programmatic and systemic outcomes for a health and nutrition curriculum provided to organizations within the Mayor's Time network of youth-serving organizations, most of which are community- or faith-based. The evaluation is looking at organizations' use of the curriculum and increases in provision of health-focused activities, changes in students' attitudes and knowledge about making healthy food choices, and systemic changes in normative structures, resources, regulations, and operations across the Mayor's Time system.

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Funder: Mayor's Time, through a grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
MSU Partners: Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative
Community Partners: Mayor's Time; United Dairy Association; Detroit Public Health Department