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Table 1 Research questions, intervention axes, and expected results and outcomes

From: A school-based intervention for a better future: study protocol of Sintra Grows Healthy

Research Questions Does the Sintra Grows Healthy model prevent the increase of childhood obesity prevalence?
Does the Sintra Grows Healthy model improve children’s social and emotional skills?
Does the Sintra Grows Healthy model improve children’s health-related quality of life?
Intervention Axes Curricula Health at the Table School Food Environment Physical Activity
Weekly sessions of food education given by the teacher in a curricular context as a complementary offer. Implementation and monitoring of a healthy snacks policy. Weekly sessions of physical education in collaboration between general teacher and specialist teacher.
Expected Results To develop and measure the impact of a school evidence-based and sustainable model to promote healthy lifestyles that could be reproducible in similar contexts.
Outcomes Prevent the increase of childhood obesity prevalence and improve children’s social and emotional skills and health-related quality of life.