Our nutrition and exercise programs provide long-term scientific data that demonstrates achievement of consistent positive results in improving health to prevent childhood obesity. Studies (consisting of pre and post-test measures) after 10 weeks of instruction on over 12,000 children, over a ten-year period, indicate that the program is effective in the prevention of child obesity. To demonstrate the physiological changes achieved over the initial 10-week program as well as the change in nutrition knowledge.
We pre and post-tested the students in 3 areas:
- Nutrition Knowledge
- Blood Pressure / Resting Heart Rate
Upon completion of the program, an independent evaluator analyzes the data and prepares a report. The analysis determines whether there is a statistically significant difference between the students’ pre-score mean and post-score mean, using paired-samples t-tests.
Project success results from sufficient evidence that the average score in each tested category improved as a result of Operation Tone-Up (OTU). Minimum expected results are equivalent to 0.05 (95%) significant level of confidence. The results from the studies showed major improvements in students' nutritional knowledge, (range of +84% to +153%) strength and endurance, (+67% to +153%) blood pressure (-6% to -9%) and resting heart rate (-11%). The difference between the two-paired means is typically significant at the 0.001 (99.8%) level of confidence.