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ERIC Number: EJ1178069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-5676
Parent Support for Breakfast after the Bell Programs in a State with Very Low Breakfast Participation
Haines, Amanda; Spruance, Lori Andersen
Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, v42 n1 Spr 2018
Purpose/Objectives: The study aim was to evaluate parent support for breakfast after the bell programs (BABPs). Methods: Data were collected through an online survey from parents (n=488) of school-aged children enrolled in public schools in Utah. Data were analyzed using generalized estimating equation (GEE) regression methods. Results: Parents who perceived benefits to the SBP had higher odds of support for BABPs strategies compared those seeing no benefits (OR: 3.17; CI: 1.69-5.94). Parents who perceived school breakfast as healthier than home breakfast also had higher odds of support for BABPs compared to parents who see home breakfast as healthier (OR 6.04; CI 2.15-16.95). Application to Child Nutrition Professionals: Child Nutrition professionals should target perceptions of nutritional quality and highlight benefits of school breakfast participation in order to increase participation in BABPs and consequently, breakfast participation in general.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Utah
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