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
Resource Type: Grant Summary
Focus Area: School & After School
Disparities in Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened and Other Beverages by Race/Ethnicity and Obesity Status Among United States SchoolchildrenThis article examines disparities in the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and other beverages among U.S. schoolchildren by race/ethnicity and obesity status using national data from the third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study (SNDA-III). Researchers found that beverage consumption patterns did not substantially differ by obesity status, but they did differ by race/ethnicity in the More
Association Between School Food Environment and Practices and Body Mass Index of U.S. Public School ChildrenUsing data from the third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study, this study estimates the association between school food environments and practices and children’s likelihood for obesity. (Obesity was defined as having a body mass index greater than the 95th percentile for their age.) The national study involved more than 2,200 children in 287 schools. The More