ERIC Number: EJ1061801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Building Healthier Children through Family-Style Service in School Cafeterias
Coborn, Jamie E.; Marquart, Len; Burgess-Champoux, Teri L.; Rosen, Renee A.
Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, v39 n1 Spr 2015
Schools are recognized as ideal environments to promote and enhance the health of children. Previous research has shown a positive association exists between increased prevalence of family-style meals and children's health. Use of family-style service provides opportunities to improve children's overall health and well-being through increased adult role-modeling, peer to peer interactions, and teaching of mealtime etiquette. The potential impact of incorporating family-style service into school cafeterias could include enhanced development of children's physical, social, and emotional health.
Descriptors: Child Health, Health Promotion, Dining Facilities, Role Models, Peer Relationship, Student Behavior, Environmental Influences, Child Development, Interaction, Social Development, Emotional Development, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Delivery Systems, Food Service, Eating Habits, Child Care Centers, Family Environment, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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