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Ornelas and Colleagues Evaluate School-based Intervention to Promote Healthy Eating Among American Indian Children

Posted: 1/25/2024 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate Dr. India Ornelas (Health Systems and Population Health) co-authored new research in BMC Public Health, titled “Process evaluation of the Yéego! Program to increase healthy eating and gardening among American Indian elementary school children“. American Indian children are at increased risk for obesity and diabetes. School-based health promotion interventions are one approach to promoting healthy behaviors to reduce this risk, yet few studies have described their implementation and fidelity. Authors conducted a qualitative process evaluation of the Yéego! Healthy Eating and Gardening Program, a school-based intervention to promote healthy eating among Navajo elementary school children. The intervention included a yearlong integrated curriculum, as well as the construction and maintenance of a school-based garden.

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