Promoting Fitness and Safety in Elementary Students: A Randomized Control Study of the Michigan Model for Health

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JAMESM. O'NEILL, PhD / JEFFREYK. CLARK, HSD, FASHA / JAMESA. JONES, PhD

In elementary grades, comprehensive health education curricula have demonstrated effectiveness in addressing singular health issues. The Michigan Model for Healthtm (MMH) was implemented and evaluated to determine its impact on nutrition, physical fitness, and safety knowledge and skills.

The results of the study demonstrated that students who received the curriculum had better nutrition, physical activity, and safety skills than the control-group students. Intervention students also reported higher consumption of fruits; however, no difference was reported for other types of food consumption.

Citation: O'Neill JM, Clark JK, Jones JA. Promoting fitness and safety in elementary students: a randomized control study of the Michigan Model for Health. J Sch Health. 2016; 86: 516-525

Source: View the full research article provided by the Journal of School Health (JOSH), American School Health Association (ASHA) "Promoting Fitness and Safety in Elementary Students: A Randomized Control Study of the Michigan Model for Health"

About MMH

The Michigan Model for HealthTM Program is nationally recognized as an evidence-based health curriculum for grades Pre-K through 12 and has been a part of many research projects over the past 20 years.  Learn more about MMH's past recognitions, standards and effectiveness.

MMH Curriculum

Michigan Model for HealthTM addresses major youth health risk behaviors for grades Pre-K through 12, with age-appropriate instructional activities. View the MMH Core Components page to learn more about comprehensive, skills-based curriculum.