E. Bonsergent, S. Briançon, N. Agrinier
Canadian Journal of Diabetes
| 163 Consortium for School Health was adopted to consider the following domains for HPS activities: social and physical environment, teaching and learning, healthy school policy, and partnerships and services. The rubric, a familiar assessment tool in educational settings, defines HPS best practices at different levels of implementation, and was developed in consultation with local stakeholders. The tool will be administered to all schools in Nova Scotia with Grade 5 students as part of a larger CIHR-funded research project (The Children’s Lifestyle and School Performance Study, CLASS II). A quantitative system will be developed to score schools according to their level of implementation. The findings will highlight the need to consider local policy contexts in the development and administration of tools, to accurately measure implementation of health promotion activities. Results will help advance future tool development and provide insight into what schools need to create a healthy school environment, thereby contributing to childhood obesity prevention.