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Table 2 Camp NERF evaluation chart for children, caregivers, and youth mentors

From: Camp NERF: methods of a theory-based nutrition education recreation and fitness program aimed at preventing unhealthy weight gain in underserved elementary children during summer months

Outcomes Goal Measure b0 T1
Child Outcomes
Nutrition
Food Attitudes and Preferences Increase preference for fruits and vegetables Fruit and Vegetable Preferences
Domel 1993 85
X X
Dietary Intake Increase quality of diet (increase fruit and vegetable intake (quantity and variety), decrease intake of foods high in solid fats and added sugars; decrease sugar-sweetened beverages) Caregiver-assisted 24-hour diet recall
Burrows et al 2010 86
Baxter et al 2003 87
Baxter et al 2009 88
X X
Physical Activity
Physical activity level and sedentary time Increase estimated active time and decrease estimated time in sedentary behavior 3rd-5th: SPAN questionnaire
Hoelscher et al 2010 89
X X
Mental Health
Self-concept Increase positive affect PANAS Survey
Laurent et al 1999 90
X X
Decrease negative affect
Retain positive changes in self-concept
Social Support
Social Support for Food and Physical Activity Habits Increase social support for food and physical activity habits Social Support Scale for Food and Physical Activity Habits X X
Gadhoke 2015 91
Social Support for Healthy and Unhealthy Eating Increase social support for healthy eating and decrease social support for unhealthy eating Social Support Scale for Healthy and Unhealthy Eating
Fitzgerlad 2013 92
X X
Biometrics
Height and Weight Prevent unhealthy weight gain Hopkins Road Rod Portable Stadiometer (Height)
BalanceFrom High Accuracy Digital Scale (Weight)
2000 CDC sex-specific BMI-for-age growth chart93
X X
Waist Circumference Prevent increase in waist circumference MyoTape tape measure
CDC Waist Circumference Tables 94
X X
Blood Pressure Prevent increase in blood pressure Panasonic Portable Blood Pressure Monitor
NHBLI Standardized Blood Pressure Tables 95
X X
Youth Mentor Outcomes
Nutrition
Food Attitudes and Preferences Increase preference for fruits and vegetables Fruit and Vegetable Preferences
Domel 1993 85
X X
Dietary Intake Increase quality of diet (increase fruit and vegetable intake (quantity and variety), decrease intake of foods high in solid fats and added sugars; decrease sugar-sweetened beverages) Youth Mentor reported 24-hour diet recall
Lindquist et al 2000 96
X X
Physical Activity
Physical activity level and sedentary time Increase estimated active time and decrease estimated sedentary time SPAN questionnaire
Hoelscher et al 2010 89
X X
Mental Health
Self-concept Increase positive affect PANAS Survey
Laurent et al 1999 90
X X
Decrease negative affect
Retain positive changes in self-concept
Social Support
Social Support for Food and Physical Activity Habits Increase social support for food and physical activity habits Social Support Scale for Food and Physical Activity Habits
Gadhoke 2015 91
X X
Social Support for Healthy and Unhealthy Eating Increase social support for healthy eating and decrease social support for unhealthy eating Social Support Scale for Healthy and Unhealthy Eating
Fitzgerlad 2013 92
X X
Biometrics
Height and Weight Prevent unhealthy weight gain Hopkins Road Rod Portable Stadiometer (Height)
BalanceFrom High Accuracy Digital Scale (Weight)
CDC sex-specific BMI-for-age growth chart93
X X
Waist Circumference Prevent increase in waist circumference MyoTape tape measure
CDC Waist Circumference Tables 94
X X
Blood Pressure Prevent increase in blood pressure Panasonic Portable Blood Pressure Monitor
NHBLI Standardized Blood Pressure Tables 95
X X
Caregiver Outcomes
Nutrition
Caregiver Self-Efficacy Improve caregiver self-efficacy to make healthy choices Self-efficacy to make healthy choices
Bohman 2014 97
X X
Dietary Intake; Home Food Environment Increase purchase and consumption of healthy foods; decrease purchase and consumption of unhealthy foods Home Food Inventory
Fulkerson 2008 98
X X
Physical Activity
Leisure Time Exercise Increase engagement in leisure time exercise Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire
Godin & Shepherd 1985 99
X X
Retain positive changes in leisure time exercise
Anthropometrics
Height and Weight Prevent unhealthy weight gain Self-report X X
Weight Prevent unhealthy weight gain Self-report X X
  1. b0 = baseline; beginning of summer
  2. t1 = post-intervention; end of summer