ERIC Number: EJ867848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 116
Nutrition and Schools Knowledge Summary
Laitsch, Daniel A.
McGill Journal of Education, v44 n2 p261-285 2009
This review examined 117 research articles using a policy framework generated in previous research. Findings include: students are experiencing both food insecurity and an "epidemic of obesity"; policymakers remain focused on achievement; provinces address nutrition in isolation; poverty is a significant contributor; restriction of food is not an effective treatment; nurses and training may strengthen health literacy; costs offer barriers to implementation and sustainability; teacher training, funding, nutritious foods, and health professionals are important; the impact of "one-off" programs is small; and there is limited implementation and evaluation of comprehensive approaches to school health.
Descriptors: Obesity, Nurses, Nutrition, Child Health, Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries, School Policy, Barriers, Costs, Poverty, Food, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Health Personnel, Teacher Education, Comprehensive School Health Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Environment, Family Influence, Environmental Influences, Physical Activity Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada