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 SSB in schools. Data from 9,151 students in 64 middle schools in 28 districts were analyzed.
Published: September 2009
ID #: 57932
Journal: J Adolesc Health
Authors: Johnson DB, Bruemmer B, Lund AE, Evens CC, Mar CM
Resource Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Young adolescents (grades 6 to 8)
Development and Validation of a Beverage and Snack Questionnaire for Use in Evaluation of School Nutrition PoliciesThis 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