The purpose of the study is: (a) to identify School Food Policy Environments and Policies (SFEPs) that are most likely to affect students’ dietary behaviors and/or weight, and (b) to understand how both the existence and impact of SFEPs may vary along socio-economic and racial/ethnic lines. Results of our proposed analyses will suggest which, if any, SFEPs are likely to affect students’ dietary behaviors, caloric intake, and/or weight and obesity levels. Data will be from the third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Survey (SNDA-III) which provides (spring 2005) data on a nationally representative, cross-sectional sample of public school districts, schools, and students.
Start Date: June 2006
ID #: 57930
Principal Investigator: Ronette Briefel, DrPH, RD
Organization: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Funding Round: Round 1
Age Groups: Adolescents (grades 9 to 12), Elementary-age children (grades K to 5), Young adolescents (grades 6 to 8)
Keywords: Beverage contracts, Body mass index (BMI), Competitive foods, Food service, School meal programs, School wellness policies, Snacks, Vending machines
Resource Type: Grant Summary
Focus Area: School & After School
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