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Pettigrew, Simone; Pescud, Melanie; Donovan, Robert J. – Health Education Research, 2012
The aim of this study was to assess the extent to which parents and school-based stakeholders (principals, teachers, canteen managers and Parents & Citizen Committee presidents) are supportive of potential expansions to a new school food policy. Eight additional policy components elicited in preliminary focus groups with parents and 19 additional…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Stakeholders, Focus Groups, Educational Change
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Carbone, Elena T.; Scarpati, Stanley E.; Pivarnik, Lori F. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2013
This article describes an innovative assessment tool designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a food safety skills curriculum for learners receiving special education services. As schools respond to the increased demand for training students with special needs about food safety, the need for effective curricula and tools is also increasing. A…
Descriptors: Safety Education, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Food Standards
Ranalli, Dennis; Harper, Edward; O'Connell, Rosemary; Hirschman, Jay; Cole, Nancy; Moore, Quinn; Coffee-Borden, Brandon – US Department of Agriculture, 2009
This report responds to the legislative requirement of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L.110-246) to assess the effectiveness of State and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Direct certification is a process conducted by the States and by local…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Certification, Eligibility
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Asada, Yuka; Hughes, Alejandro G.; Read, Margaret; Schwartz, Marlene B.; Chriqui, Jamie F. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) directed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revise school meal standards. Students are most affected by efforts to improve the school food environment; yet, few studies directly include students. This study examined high school students' experiences of school meal reform to gain…
Descriptors: High School Students, Food, Focus Groups, Student Experience
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Wills, W. J.; Danesi, G.; Kapetanaki, A. B. – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2016
This paper highlights factors that influence young people aged 13-15 years when purchasing food or drink within or beyond the school catering service. The paper draws from a qualitative study of secondary schools in Scotland, which varied in terms of relative socio-economic deprivation and density of food and drink businesses within a 10-min walk.…
Descriptors: Food, Purchasing, Educational Environment, Dining Facilities
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Gittelsohn, Joel; Song, Hee-Jung; Suratkar, Sonali; Kumar, Mohan B.; Henry, Elizabeth G.; Sharma, Sangita; Mattingly, Megan; Anliker, Jean A. – Health Education & Behavior, 2010
Obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases are more prevalent in low-income urban areas, which commonly have limited access to healthy foods. The authors implemented an intervention trial in nine food stores, including two supermarkets and seven corner stores, in a low-income, predominantly African American area of Baltimore City, with a…
Descriptors: Food Service, Retailing, Obesity, Intervention
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Wang, Y. Claire; Hsiao, Amber; Chamberlin, Peter; Largay, McKenzie; Archibald, Abbie; Malone, Andrew; Stevelos, JoAnn – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background:As part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, snacks, and desserts sold in K-12 schools as of the 2014-2015 school year are required to meet the "Smart Snacks" nutritional guidelines. Although studies exist in tracking progress in local and national efforts, the proportion of snack food procured by school districts compliant…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Nutrition, Food, Food Service
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Stephens, Lacy; Byker Shanks, Carmen J.; Roth, Aubree; Bark, Katie – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: To meet new USDA school meal standards, school nutrition programs may need to transition from a "heat and serve" meal preparation approach to increased scratch cooking and use of fresh, whole foods. This study aims to assess the attitudes, motivations, and barriers for Montana school nutrition professionals and key…
Descriptors: Food, Standards, Nutrition, Barriers
Guo, Baorong; Huang, Jin; Porterfield, Shirley L. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2018
Young adults face enormous economic, social and psychological challenges when they transition into adulthood. This transition can be especially overwhelming and daunting for young adults with disabilities. Among the challenges young adults with disabilities are faced with are greater risk of low food security and barriers to healthcare. This study…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Hunger, Barriers, Access to Health Care
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Bayraktar, Sule – International Education Studies, 2020
The purpose of this research is to determine ecological footprint awareness level of pre-service teachers who are majoring in three different programs of Teacher Education Department. The study also investigated whether there is a difference in ecological footprint awareness level based on gender, parents' education, program of study, and longest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Ecology
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Knight, Andrew J.; Chopra, Hema M. – Journal of Extension, 2013
This article presents three approaches to estimate the size of the publicly funded institutional marketplace to determine what opportunities exist for local farmers and fishers. First, we found that estimates from national foodservice sales statistics over-estimate local capacity opportunities. Second, analyzing budgets of publicly funded…
Descriptors: Food, Agricultural Occupations, Animal Husbandry, Food Service
Mincher, Jeanine L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Since former Surgeon General David Satcher first identified childhood obesity as a threat to the nation's health in 2001, health professionals have investigated potential solutions. Venues in which to address this problem have also been explored. The school setting was identified by the Institute of Medicine as a viable location in which to…
Descriptors: Food Service, Public Schools, Obesity, Self Efficacy
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Campbell-Arvai, Victoria – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to document the food-related environmental beliefs and behaviours of undergraduate university students. More specifically, this research was focussed on determining if environmental sustainability is a consideration in students' food choices, identifying the specific choices and behaviours adopted to reduce…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Food, Food Standards, Undergraduate Students
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Bovell, Allison R.; de Cuba, Stephanie Ettinger; Casey, Patrick H.; Coleman, Sharon; Cook, John T.; Cutts, Diana; Heeren, Timothy C.; Meyers, Alan; Sandel, Megan; Black, Maureen M.; Chilton, Mariana; Frank, Deborah A. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2015
Background: 2007-2013 spanned an economic downturn with rising food costs. While Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits increased during those years by 13.6% from the 2009 American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the impact of these competing conditions on household food insecurity (HFI, household food insecure but child food…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
Gowri, B.; Vasantha Devi, K. P.; Sivakumar, M. – Online Submission, 2011
Since all categories of people from different socio-economic sectors purchase street foods; the street foods should not only be cheap but also hygienic and rich in nutrition. The investigators with their nutrition knowledge had an urge to study the nutrition knowledge of the vendors, whether the foods prepared are nutritionally sound or not?, are…
Descriptors: Food Service, Vendors, Nutrition, Knowledge Level
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