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Impact of School District Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Policies on Student Beverage Exposure and Consumption in Middle Schools

This paper finds that school district policies related to sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and exposure to SSB in middle schools were significant predictors of student SSB consumption. The paper describes the association between: 1) exposure to SSBs in middle school and student consumption of SSB at schools and 2) school district SSB policies and exposure to More

Date: September 2009

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: Beverages School & After School

Development and Validation of a Beverage and Snack Questionnaire for Use in Evaluation of School Nutrition Policies

This paper demonstrates that a 19-item beverage and snack questionnaire (BSQ) developed by researchers can effectively capture data on consumption of targeted foods as well as more lengthy food records. The questionnaire was developed and validated for use among adolescents to evaluate school nutrition policies and assess consumption of specific foods targeted by these policies. More

Date: September 2009

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: School & After School

Policy Legislation and Nutrition (PLAN): What Works to Improve Student Health

The Policy Legislation and Nutrition (PLAN) study will examine the impact of state and local policies on the school nutrition environment and on the students’ dietary behaviors. Data will be collected from 64 rural and urban middle schools in Washington State, stratified by income level and ethnicity. Data will include policy quality, policy implementation, inventories More

Date: June 2006

Resource Type: Grant Summary

Focus Areas: School & After School