Strategies for enhancing the implementation of school-based policies or practices targeting risk factors for chronic disease

The primary aims of the review are to examine the effectiveness of strategies aiming to improve the implementation of school-based policies, programs or practices that aim to promote healthy or reduce unhealthy behaviours relating to child diet, physical activity, obesity, or tobacco or alcohol use.

Secondary objectives of the review are to:

  • examine the effectiveness of implementation strategies on health behavioural (e.g. fruit and vegetable consumption) and anthropometric outcomes (e.g. BMI, weight);
  • describe the impact of such strategies on the knowledge, skills or attitudes of stakeholders involved in implementing health promoting policies, programs or practices;
  • describe the cost or cost effectiveness of such strategies;
  • describe any unintended adverse effects of strategies on schools, school staff or children.

This is a protocol.