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Table 1 Healthy body weight policies and programs (HPPs)

From: A randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of knowledge translation and exchange strategies

Recommended Intervention/Program/Policy Supporting Systematic Review Evidence
Interventions are focused on changing behaviour as opposed to gaining knowledge Ciliska (2000) [91], Dishman (1996) [92], Kahn (2002) [94], Thomas (2004) [96]
Interventions are multi-component and targeted at changing behaviour Campbell (2002) [90], Ciliska (2000) [91], Hardeman (2000) [93], Thomas (2004) [96]
Interventions include messages targeted at specific behaviours (e.g., increased fruit and vegetable consumption) Ciliska (2000) [91], Thomas (2004) [96]
Interventions target high risk populations Hardeman (2000) [93]
Interventions include a goal setting component for individuals Kahn (2002) [94], Thomas (2004) [96]
Interventions include the use of small groups Dishman (1996) [92], Kahn (2002) [94]
Interventions include messages targeted at decreasing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity Campbell (2002) [90], Dishman (1996) [92], Kahn (2002) [94]
Interventions advocate for an increase in the number of physical activity classes required during school hours Campbell (2002) [90], Kahn (2002) [94]
Interventions advocate for an increase in the amount of aerobic activity provided during school hours Kahn (2002) [94], Thomas (2004) [96]
Interventions advocate for regular classroom teachers to receive training and mentoring from specialists OR for specialists to teach physical education classes Campbell (2002) [90], Ciliska (2000) [91], Thomas (2004) [96]
Interventions promote family and/or community involvement Dishman (1996) [92], Kahn (2002) [94]