In a randomized controlled trial of 14 Chicago public elementary schools, a character development program called Positive Action fostered less aggression and less support for violence among eighth graders, David DuBois and colleagues observed.
School districts that implemented strong nutrition standards for competitive foods saw their income from food sales drop and then rebound over time with sales of more nutritious fare, according to a report by Jamie Chriqui and colleagues at the Illinois Public Health Institute.
Students’ intake of fruits and vegetables increased when states required schools to offer them at lunch, especially among teens who had only unhealthy snacks available at home, reported Dan Taber and colleagues in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
How are young adults, who smoke cigarettes at the highest rate of any age group, responding to the increasing number of alternative tobacco products? With a new grant from NCI, Robin Mermelstein and a multidisciplinary team of investigators will explore this question.
With a new NIH grant, David Marquez will learn whether a salsa dance program improved the health and physical activity levels of Latino seniors. Pilot work for this intervention was supported by the Midwest Roybal Center.