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LEAF Evaluation Report

Executive Summary of the Linking Education, Activity and Food Evaluation Report.

The Linking Education, Activity and Food (LEAF) Evaluation Report was prepared by the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Weight and Health (CWH) in fulfillment of the requirements of Senate Bill (SB) 19, Chapter 913, of the Statutes of 2001 (Escutia), which added “The Pupil Nutrition, Health and Achievement Act of 2001” to the California Education Code. While no funds were appropriated for an evaluation, the Nutrition Services Division with the California Department of Education used its federal funding to contract with the CHW to provide an independent evaluation of the LEAF pilot projects, which implemented SB 19’s nutrition standards for food and beverages sold and served in secondary schools.

The LEAF Evaluation Report is comprised of a “Comprehensive Summary of Findings,” including an overall executive summary followed by six reports on different areas of the pilot program’s evaluation, each with an Executive Summary. The six reports are as follows:

  1. Accomplishments, Impacts and Lessons Learned
  2. Fiscal Impact
  3. Participant Assessment of the Adequacy of SB 19
  4. Food and Beverage Industry Response to SB 19
  5. Child Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisory Committee (CNPAAC) Formation and District Policy Development
  6. Fresh Produce Purchases by School Food Service

The Fiscal Impact report, the first report completed, was provided to the Legislature in May 2005. All six reports and the comprehensive summary are available at Linking Education, Activity, and Food | UC Berkeley External link opens in new window or tab. .

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