ERIC Number: EJ1119855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Administrative and School Nutrition Perspectives of Salad Bar Operations in Public Schools
Andersen, Lori; Myers, Leann; O'Malley, Keelia; Rose, Donald; Johnson, Carolyn C.
Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, v40 n2 Fall 2016
Purposes/Objectives: Fruit and vegetable (F/V) consumption may aid in childhood obesity prevention. F/V consumption in youth is low. School-based salad bars (SBs) may improve F/V access in youth. The purpose of this study was to explore administrative and school nutrition personnel perspectives related to adoption and continued implementation of SBs. Methods: In Orleans Parish schools with SBs (n = 19), self-report questionnaires were administered to school administrators and school nutrition directors (SNDs) and staff. Modified surveys were used in schools not currently operating SBs (n = 7). Results: Administrators of SB schools perceived they had more facilitators for SB operation than administrators from non-SB schools. SNDs from SB schools perceived they had staff capacity, more facilitators, and more barriers for SB operations than SNDs s from non-SB schools. Applications to Child Nutrition Professionals: Findings contribute to understanding factors related to continued use of school-based SBs. Facilitators identified by SNDs and administrators, such as strong support from staff and adequate equipment, may contribute to the successful implementation of SBs.
Descriptors: Nutrition, Lunch Programs, Eating Habits, Administrators, School Personnel, Questionnaires, Child Health, Obesity, Barriers, Administrator Surveys, Administrator Attitudes, Employee Attitudes, Public Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana (New Orleans)
Grant or Contract Numbers: U48DP001948