The implementation of Smart Choices was evaluated in Term 2, 2007 by surveying principals, Parents and Citizens' Associations (P&Cs), and tuckshop convenors. The evaluation examined the level of understanding, engagement and implementation of Smart Choices within school communities.
A full copy of the findings is available in the
Smart Choices Evaluation Report (PDF, 2.1MB)
evaluation summary (PDF, 257KB) of the findings and recommendations is also available.
The findings from this evaluation indicate that at the time of the survey, Queensland state schools:
- supported the rationale for introducing Smart Choices
- made significant efforts in a short period of time to implement Smart Choices across all areas of food and drink supply
- took steps to engage the wider school community in implementation of Smart Choices
- accessed resources and attended training sessions to gain further understanding of Smart Choices.
The evaluation found that the overall implementation of Smart Choices was high with:
- 97 percent of schools reporting implementation of Smart Choices in tuckshops and in curriculum activities
- 94% of Principals reporting that Smart Choices were implemented in vending machine stock and 98% of Principals reporting that Smart Choices had been implemented in breakfast programs
- the majority of schools reporting implementation of Smart Choices in sporting events and sports clubs, fundraising events, classroom rewards and class parties.