Maine’s Chapter 156, the first statewide law banning junk food and beverage marketing in schools, went into effect in September 2007. No statewide policies to restrict marketing in schools exist or have been studied, and little is known about how best to create and implement marketing policy change in schools. In this study, investigators will assess compliance with Chapter 156 using a cross-sectional survey to observe school food marketing practices and assess perceptions of policies and changes since the inception of Chapter 156. Recommendations will be developed to improve legislation and school policies.
Start Date: November 2009
ID #: 66961
Principal Investigator: Michele Polacsek, PhD, MHS
Organization: Maine Center for Public Health
Funding Round: Round 4
Resource Type: Grant Summary
Assessing participation in and implementation of summer electronic-benefits-transfer and non-congregate-meal programs in rural areasSummer EBT and non-congregate meals are summer meal options that have known associations with reducing food hardship and barriers to food access. But take-up can vary across states, which creates disparities among marginalized populations. The study aims to analyze the coverage, take-up, and implementation decisions made around Summer EBT and non-congregate meals. The research team More