Food and nutrition policies associate with indicators of healthy eating: Results from a web survey among food service coordinators in public primary schools in Denmark

Chen He, Bent Egberg Mikkelsen

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The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity has resulted in more focus on the role that public settings such as school for children can play in promoting healthy lifestyle. As a consequence increasingly organizational efforts have been
directed towards this issue and policy instruments have become one of the preferred organizational tools to frame these efforts. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the association between having a local food & nutrition policy and indicators of healthy eating at school. It is based results from a web survey
among food service coordinators in 179 public primary schools in Denmark. A pilot test was carried out in the sampling schools before performance, and the variables were defined. Based on the 80 questions, of which 74 have been closed, used variety of question format from differential scales to checklists in the
questionnaire, three issues, the attitude of school respondents regarding promoting organic food and healthy eating habits through school environment, the existing policies concerning healthy school food and the development of school food serving practice, were analyzed by using statistic tools. The results
indicate a strong relationship between having a food & nutrition policy and indicators of healthy eating praxis.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAnnals of Nutrition and Metabolism
Vol/bind55
Udgave nummersuppl. 1
Sider (fra-til)247
ISSN0250-6807
StatusUdgivet - 2009
Begivenhed19th International Congress of Nutrition -
Varighed: 4 okt. 20099 okt. 2009

Konference

Konference19th International Congress of Nutrition
Periode04/10/200909/10/2009

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ISBN 978-3-8055-9205-5

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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftKonferenceabstrakt i tidsskriftForskningpeer review

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