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Four Reports on the Implementation and Effectiveness of SNAP-Ed Community Partnerships

Four Reports on the Implementation and Effectiveness of SNAP-Ed Community Partnerships

This series of four reports is the result of a case study process evaluation of the SNAP-Ed nutrition education partnership, Eat Right Philly (ERP), conducted in 2018-19. The reports focus on the implementation and effectiveness of SNAP-Ed community partnerships.

Student Hunger and School Breakfast: Analysis of District-Wide Survey Results and School Breakfast Programs, 2018-19

Student Hunger and School Breakfast: Analysis of District-Wide Survey Results and School Breakfast Programs, 2018-19

In this study, we looked at how student responses to the District-Wide Survey (DWS) questions about eating breakfast relate to the availability of school breakfast programs. The results generally show that breakfast after the bell programs are associated with greater student participation and fewer students skipping breakfast. Additionally, the level of economic disadvantage was related to...
Findings from Student Responses to Questions about Mental Health and Suicide from the 2019 Philadelphia Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Findings from Student Responses to Questions about Mental Health and Suicide from the 2019 Philadelphia Youth Risk Behavior Survey

In spring 2019, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) administered the Philadelphia YRBS to a random sample of high school students at 25 randomly selected District schools. This report analyzes student responses to four questions related to mental health and suicide that were asked on the 2019 Philadelphia YRBS. Key Findings include: Philadelphia students responded...
Maximizing Students' School Breakfast Participation

Maximizing Students’ School Breakfast Participation

This report examines several SDP breakfast delivery models and uses data from a two-year study to examine factors related to school breakfast delivery and student participation, analyze implementation challenges, and offer conclusions and recommendations.

Implementation of School-Based Food Backpack Programs in Philadelphia, 2019-20

Implementation of School-Based Food Backpack Programs in Philadelphia, 2019-20

This brief examines feasibility factors and parent/guardian experiences with the school backpack program, which provides bags of food for students at participating schools to bring home once per month.

Redesigning Schoolyards at Two Schools: A Summary of the Seven Design Phases

Redesigning Schoolyards at Two Schools: A Summary of the Seven Design Phases

In spring 2019, SDP, in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia, was awarded a grant from the William Penn Foundation to redesign schoolyards at three elementary schools into “playful learning areas”–environments designed for children that encourage and reinforce learning outside of the classroom. This brief summarizes the design process.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Selected Results from the School District of Philadelphia

Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Selected Results from the School District of Philadelphia

This report uses YRBS data from 2009 through 2019 to show changes in risk behaviors reported by high school students. It provides a general overview of these behaviors, then presents related findings in six sections: mental health, safety and violence, substance use, sexual health, nutrition and physical activity, and physical health. This report also explores how certain students may be more at risk based on their race/ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

District-Wide Survey Results: Food Insecurity in the School District of Philadelphia

District-Wide Survey Results: Food Insecurity in the School District of Philadelphia

Findings related to hunger and food insecurity based on District-Wide Survey responses from parents, guardians, and principals.

The Feasibility of Conducting an Impact Study of Share Produce Stands

The Feasibility of Conducting an Impact Study of Share Produce Stands

Results from an ORE pilot study to determine the feasibility of a future impact study of SHARE produce stands.

The School Health Index: Selected Findings on Physical Activity and Physical Education

The School Health Index: Selected Findings on Physical Activity and Physical Education

This brief summarizes selected findings related to physical activity and education from three reports published by ORE in December 2018.