Year of Publication
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Dr. Corrine Williams
Dr. Robin Vanderpool
Dr. Mark Swanson
The Kentucky River District Health Department (KRDHD) proposes implementation of Planet Health, a school-based intervention aimed at increasing healthful nutrition and fitness behaviors in middle- and high-school aged students. Planet Health’s core messaging (increasing fruit and vegetable intake, increasing physical activity, decreasing screen time, decreasing sugar-sweetened beverage and trans-fat intake) contributes to our long-term goal of decreasing childhood obesity in our service area. Planet Health will be offered to 3 counties in our service area (Lee, Letcher and Wolfe) with planned expansion to all counties in the KRDHD service area within 5 years of the original pilot. This project will be a collaboration between KRDHD, local school systems, and a variety of community partners.
Landon, Jane Katherine, "PLANET HEALTH: A SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM" (2017). Theses and Dissertations--Public Health (M.P.H. & Dr.P.H.). 175.