“With Hanover, we had the information to prove this need for wellness, which helped us implement the Healthy Eating Active Communities program. It rose to a level of success which we might not have achieved otherwise. Hanover’s report helped parents understand that we did our due diligence as a district. As we share our Wellness Program with other districts and agencies in the area, we use Hanover’s research when explaining our process.”
— Jeffrey J. Thiel, Ed.D. Executive Director, School Operations and Communication
Reduce childhood obesity
When the Height and Weight Surveillance Project reported that 40% of the student body was overweight or obese, Chula Vista Elementary School District opted to initiate wellness policies to address health concerns for its students.
The district requested Hanover’s assistance to inform their efforts in launching a new wellness initiative to infuse healthy habits into their student population and track program progress.
Create a comprehensive, data-enforced wellness policy
Through a combination of best practice strategies and student body mass index (BMI) data analysis, Hanover’s research solutions enabled our partner to:
Widespread recognition of healthy student policies
Since the program’s launch, Chula Vista has gained state and national recognition as the first Live Well, San Diego! school district in the county.
District administrators have presented these outcomes in state-wide forums.