Nutrition Intervention Strategies

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The nutrition intervention strategies are described separately below. Each of these strategies is most effective when it is combined with other strategies. For example, changing students’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about nutrition may do little to affect their purchasing and eating behaviors unless the school has nutritious options available in the vending machines on school premises. Likewise, the school will need to have adequate enforcement of school policies and support from school nurses, teachers, and administrators.

As described in Readiness and Preparation, it is important to make sure that the intervention strategies are created to represent and address the needs of the Population. This may include paying attention to how different groups think about nutrition and food preparation. Furthermore, an intervention works best when there is an attempt to address language, reading level, and cultural barriers (see Cultural Competence for more information).


Select one of the following intervention strategies

The purpose of your intervention is to change…

infoBehavior infoKnowledge, attitudes, skills, and beliefs infoSocial support infoEnvironments and policies
infoCampaigns & Promotions

C

E

E

E

infoIndividual Education

I

E

E

E

infoGroup Education

E

E

E

E

infoSupportive Relationships

E

E

E

E

infoProvider Education

I

E

E

E

infoEnvironment & Policies

E

E

E

E

E = evidence supports the effectiveness of this strategy
C = evidence supports use of this strategy in combination with other strategies
I = insufficient evidence to make a recommendation

Select a strategy to learn how to develop an intervention using the strategy.
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