Start Date: September 2008

ID #: 65056

Principal Investigator: Marilyn Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD

Organization: University of Minnesota

Funding Round: New Connections Round 2

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This aim of this work is to evaluate disparities in school-level nutrition policies and practices across the U.S. More specifically, the objective of this research is to (a) determine the prevalence of school-level nutrition policies and practices in a large sample of schools across multiple states stratified by school-level socioeconomic status, geographic location, and racial/ethnic composition, and (b) to identify associations between school-level nutrition policies and practices and these school-level characteristics. This policy analysis study will combine existing School Health Profiles survey data (2008) from secondary school principals and school level demographic data.

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