We are delighted that our program "Step Ahead Intervention School Worksite Weight Gain Prevention" has been selected for inclusion on the RTIPs website!
The workplace can be a supportive environment in which to encourage healthy lifestyle choices and minimize or prevent weight gain. Because public and private schools throughout the United States employ more than seven million teachers and other personnel, schools hosting weight gain prevention interventions have the potential to reach a large proportion of the U.S. workforce. Further, school facilities, such as tracks and gymnasiums, can provide opportunities for school staff to engage in physical activity.
We would be happy to further discuss our work and hear from you what experiences you have had working with school employees. Our experiences highlighted the importance of (and value in) allowing each school to choose and implement from a variety of physical environment and policy (organizational), social environment (interpersonal), and individual research-tested strategies to identify what worked best in their individual setting.