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The Annapolis Valley Health Promoting School Project (2006) is an example of using multiple interventions on several socio-ecological system levels. The goal of the interventions was to encourage healthy choices in physical activity and eating to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes. The table below shows how interventions were used to influence change at all levels.

Change process
Change targets



Knowledge, behaviour, skills, attitudes

Students helped choose healthy food for the school menu. Taste tests were organized to introduce students to new foods and broaden their acceptance of better food options.



Social support

Food-service staff got training and support to increase their knowledge and increase their motivation to make positive healthy changes. The workers and others involved in the healthy food programs had several opportunities to discuss their successes and the challenges of making menu changes and costing them.


Organizational culture and  structure
Health-promoting teams at each school assessed needs and planned changes. Input from students was an important part between making decisions.


Cultural and social

Community competence

A project advisory committee, with members from education, health, sport and recreation and the food industry supported and evaluated health-promoting initiatives at the schools.
A school food policy was created to outline goals and objectives for school healthy food programs.

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