Research Results

The results of CLASS have been published in different academic journals. Key results from each article are summarized below. The CLASS II papers also have a summary document to highlight the key messages for policy and practice.
McIsaac JD, Mumtaz Z, Veugelers PJ, Kirk SFL (2015)
Providing context to the implementation of health promoting schools: A case study. Epub before print December 2015
    link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/art
    file: CLASS_II_Publication_Update-Context_to_i
McIsaac JD, Chu YL, Blanchard C, Rossiter MD, Williams PL, Raine KD, Kirk SFL & Veugelers PJ (2015)
The impact of school policies and practices on students’ diets, physical activity levels and body weights. A province-wide practice-based evaluation. Canadian Journal of Public Health; 106(2):e43–e51.
    link: http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/ar
    file: CLASS_II_Publication_Update-HPS_outcomes
Rossiter MD, Colapinto CK, Khan MKA, McIsaac JD, Williams PL, Kirk SFL & Veugelers PJ (2015)
Breast, Formula and Combination Feeding in Relation to Childhood Obesity in Nova Scotia, Canada. Maternal Child Health Journal. Published online 06 February 2015.
    link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25656
    file: CLASS_II_Publication_Update-Breastfeedin
Kirk SFL, Kuhle S, McIsaac JD, Williams PL, Rossiter M, Ohinmaa A & Veugelers PJ (2014)
Food security status among grade 5 students in Nova Scotia, Canada and its association with health outcomes. Public Health Nutrition. 30 July 2014. Epub ahead of print.
    link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980014001
    file: CLASS_II_Publication_Update-food_securit
McIsaac JD, Storey K, Veugelers PJ, Kirk SFL (2014)
Applying theoretical components to the implementation of health-promoting schools. Health Education Journal. Epub before print May 5, 2014.
    link: http://hej.sagepub.com/content/early/201
    file: CLASS_II_Publication_Update-implementati
Fung C, McIsaac JD, Kuhle S, Kirk SFL, Veugelers PJ (2013)
The impact of a population-level school food and nutrition policy on dietary intake and body weights of Canadian children. Preventive Medicine. Dec 2013, 57(6): 934–940.
    link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23891
    file: CLASS_II_Publication_Update-FNP-final.pd
McIsaac JD, Read K, Veugelers PJ, Kirk SFL (2013)
Culture matters: a case of school health promotion in Canada. Health Promotion International. Epub ahead of print August 14, 2013.
    link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23945
    file: CLASS_II_Publication_Update-Policy_inven
McIsaac JL, Sim SM, Penney TL, Kirk SFL, Veugelers PJ (2012)
School Health Promotion Policy in Nova Scotia: A Case Study. PHEnex Journal, 4(2).
    link: http://ojs.acadiau.ca/index.php/phenex/a
    file: CLASS_II_Publication_Update-Policy_inven
McMartin SE, Kuhle S, Colman I, Kirk SF, Veugelers PJ (2012)
Diet quality and mental health in subsequent years among Canadian youth. Public Health Nutrition 2012; 14: 1-6
    link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22414
Kirk SF, Kuhle S, Ohinmaa A, Colman I, Veugelers PJ (2012)
Health care utilization from prevalent medical conditions in normal-weight, overweight, and obese children. Journal of Pediatrics 2012; 160(2): 216-221.
    link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21885
Burstyn I, Kuhle S, Allen AC, Veugelers PJ (2012)
The Role of Maternal Smoking in Effect of Fetal Growth Restriction on Poor Scholastic Achievement in Elementary School. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 February; 9(2): 408–420.
    link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles
Ohinmaa A, Langille JL, Jamieson S, Whitby C, Veugelers PJ (2011)
Costs of Implementing and Maintaining Comprehensive School Health:The Case of the Annapolis Valley Health Promoting Schools Program. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2011;102(6):451-54.
    link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22164
    file: Ohinmaa_et_al._2011_Costs_of_implementin
Kuhle S, Kirk S, Ohinmaa A, Yasui Y, Allen AC, Veugelers PJ (2010)
Use and cost of health services among overweight and obese Canadian children. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, E-publication ahead of print.
    link: http://www.pubmed.org/20874077
Kuhle S, Allen AC, Veugelers PJ (2010)
Prevention potential of risk factors for childhood overweight. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 101(5), 365-68.
    link: http://www.pubmed.org/21214049
Kuhle S, Allen AC, Veugelers PJ (2010)
Perinatal and childhood risk factors for overweight in a provincial sample of Canadian Grade 5 students. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 5(1), 88-96.
    link: http://www.pubmed.org/19565401
Liang T, Kuhle S, Veugelers PJ (2009)
Nutrition and body weights of Canadian children watching television and eating while watching television. Public Health Nutrition, 12(12), 2457-63.
    link: http://www.pubmed.org/19405988
Austin SB, Haines J, Veugelers PJ (2009)
Body satisfaction and body weight: gender differences and sociodemographic determinants. BMC Public Health, 9, 313.
    link: http://www.pubmed.org/19712443
Florence MD, Asbridge M, Veugelers PJ (2008)
Diet quality and academic performance. The Journal of School Health, 78(4): 209-15.
    link: http://www.pubmed.org/18336680
Wang F, Veugelers PJ (2008)
Self-esteem and cognitive development in the era of the childhood obesity epidemic. Obesity Reviews, 9(6): 615-623.
    link: http://www.pubmed.org/18647242
Sithole F, Veugelers PJ (2008)
Body mass index and childhood asthma: A linear association? The Journal of Asthma, 45(6), 473-477.
    link: http://www.pubmed.org/18612899
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