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Table 3 Nutrition objectives: summary of activities

From: Process evaluation of a community-based adolescent obesity prevention project in Tonga

Category Description Objective number (#) Comments
Policies    
  3 × schools implement food policy 4, 5, 6, 9 School with supportive canteen manager take the initiative to implement school food policy
  Organic vegetable growing governance structure developed 6 A group approach to maintain vegetable garden in the community
  3 × Food Policy workshops conducted 4, 5, 6, 9 Over a 3 year period. representatives of various government departments attended
Activities    
  Fruit trees planting 6 Community intervention committee initiated program to plant local fruit trees at home starting with banana tree (3 villages), hibiscus manihot tree (190 households), pawpaw and passion tree (1 village)
  1 × community breakfast 4 Demonstrated the use of local foods for breakfast
  1 × 0.5 day school canteen workshop 4, 5, 6 School canteen manager from 7 intervention schools attended
Program    
  4 × school vegetable gardens developed 6 To provide all year round supply of vegetables for school cooking classes. Promote student appreciation of vegetables
  18 × community vegetable gardens developed 6 Established in different villages to promote daily consumption of vegetables
  4 × markets held to sell surplus community vegetable produce 6 Surplus produce sold outside MYP work place
  8 × inspections of vegetable gardens 6 Sites visited and gardens inspected
Infrastructure and equipment   
  1 × school canteen established 5 Contributed to purchase of new facilities
  12 × vegetable gardens installed with drip irrigation 6 2 school garden and 10 in the community
  2 × green houses established 6 Constructed in the community
  1 × water tank repaired 9 Located in village
  1. M- multiple objectives, 1- Building capacity, 2 - Social Marketing, 3 - Evaluation, 4 - Breakfast, 5 - School Lunch, 6 - Vegetables & Fruit, 7 - Physical Activity, 8 - Organized sports, 9 - Sweet Drinks vs. Water, 10 - Champions