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ERIC Number: EJ932599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Implementation of National Guidelines for Healthy School Meals: The Relationship between Process and Outcome
Holthe, Asle; Larsen, Torill; Samdal, Oddrun
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v55 n4 p357-378 2011
The implementation of policy interventions at the school level is often considered an organizational change process. The main goal of the present study was to examine the degree of implementation of Norwegian national guidelines for healthy school meals and how organizational capacity at the school level contributed to the degree of implementation. The study used a multiple case design with an exploratory approach. Data were collected at three schools in Norway. The degree of implementation was identified through adherence, exposure, quality of delivery, and weekly revenue. The factors that seemed most important for implementation of the guidelines were building innovation-specific organizational capacity through organizational infrastructure, particularly by allocation of financial and human resources, adjusting food and beverages, and strong leadership support. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway