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ERIC Number: EJ878462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
School Day Eating Habits of Inner-City, African American Adolescents
McDuffie, Thomas E.; George, Richard J.
Journal of Negro Education, v78 n2 p114-122 Spr 2009
School administrators and food providers need to better understand what factors drive young consumers' food choices in order to keep them as customers and avoid a potential backlash from parents, the community, and public policymakers. This article reports the findings of a study on African American adolescents and food, specifically, their attitudes, constraints, and behaviors during the school day. The study is based on data collected in two Philadelphia public schools--a middle school and a high school--with very high African American student populations. Three areas with implications for improving the school day diet of African American adolescents are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A