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(S)Partners for Heart Health

The Spartners for Heart Health research project is designed to help 5th grade students sustain or improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors that support heart-health and to provide "hands-on" training for MSU dietetic, kinesiology and medical students.

The project involves a partnership between public school teachers, MSU students and Faculty, MSU Extension and 5th grade students. The first phase of this project (2007-2008) was funded through a MSU Family and Communities Together (FACT) grant and includes the development and piloting of the measurment methodology and the intervention. The second phase (2008-2009) of this project was funded by a Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan grant. Phase II included conducting a pilot effectiveness study involving four schools. Primary outcomes include nutrition and physical activity behaviors and a cardiovascular health risk appraisal.

More information about (S)Partners for Heart Health

Contact Information:

Brook Skinner
SPartners Project Coordinator

Joe Carlson, Ph.D.
Primary Investigator

Karin Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

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