The power of policy: a case study of healthy eating among children.

Auteur(s) :
Cassady D., Vogt R., Oto-kent D., Mosley R., Lincoln R.
Date :
Sep, 2006
Source(s) :
American journal of public health. #96:9 p1570-1
Adresse :
Center for Advanced Studies in Nutrition and Social Marketing, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA.

Sommaire de l'article

We used a case study approach to examine the nutritional effect of a policy to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in the Students Today Achieving Results for Tomorrow after-school program. The snack menu was changed in 44 after-school programs serving 8000 low-income and ethnically diverse elementary-school students. A comparison of previous and current snack menus identified a significant increase in fruit servings (83%) and no change in vegetable servings. We discuss the unintended consequences resulting from the menu changes.

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