Academic Advisory

The prototype underwent a process and outcome evaluation under the working title Family Healthy Living Program. The evaluation was conducted by University of Victoria researchers from Fall 2018 to June 2019. The evaluations’ design, methodology, data collection and analysis were guided by a team of academics who specialize in childhood healthy weights research at the University of Victoria, University of Alberta and University of British Columbia.

Literature review

Childhood Healthy Living Foundation conducted a literature review of family-based childhood early intervention studies (2007-2014). The CHLF Family Intervention Lit Review Summary Report can be found here.  For a detailed list of the studies included in the literature review, please email:

Past evaluations and market research

The program was designed using an evidence based approach. It builds on five years’ detailed evidence and experience with childhood healthy living programs in BC. Past outcome and process evaluation data collected from families, delivery teams and partners helped to inform the design. As well, a comprehensive market research study provided insights on the interests and preferences of BC families.