School Physical Activity and Nutrition - Environment Tool (SPAN-ET)

School Physical Activity and Nutrition - Environment Tool (SPAN-ET)

thumbnail School Physical Activity and Nutrition - Environment Tool

Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.* Used to assess school resources and readiness to improve nutrition and physical activity environments, suggest appropriate improvement strategies, and score impacts resulting from environmentally-based treatments. The assessment tool includes 27 Area of Interest items in two main component categories, Physical Activity and Nutrition, and considers the Physical, Situational, and Policy Environment within each component.

Listed in the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Interpretive Guide.
Used to measure:
Indicator ST5: Readiness and Need
Indicator MT5: Nutrition Supports
Indicator MT6: Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Behavior Supports


Oregon State University


Oregon State University

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National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Publication/Revision Year
Evidence base / Evaluation
Toolkit Designation: Practice-tested, Toolkit Designation: Research-tested
Evaluation Framework Indicators & Evaluation Activities
SNAP-Ed Toolkit Intervention, 
PSE Change, 
Evaluation Tools
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SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

* SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.