TITLE

Associations among School Characteristics and Foodservice Practices in a Nationally Representative Sample of United States Schools

AUTHOR(S)
Thomson, Jessica L.; Tussing-Humphreys, Lisa M.; Martin, Corby K.; Leblanc, Monique M.; Onufrak, Stephen J.
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p423
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: Determine school characteristics associated with healthy/unhealthy food service offerings or healthy food preparation practices. Design: Secondary analysis of cross-sectional data. Setting: Nationally representative sample of public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. Participants: Data from the 2006 School Health Policies and Practices Study Food Service School Questionnaire, n = 526 for Healthy and Unhealthy Offerings analysis; n = 520 for Healthy Preparation analysis. Main Outcome Measures: Scores for healthy/unhealthy food service offerings and healthy food preparation practices. Analysis: Multivariable regression to determine significant associations among school characteristics and offerings/preparation practices. Results: Public schools and schools participating in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Team Nutrition reported more healthy offerings and preparation than private or nonparticipating schools, respectively.Elementary schools reported fewer unhealthy offerings than middle or high schools; middle schools reported fewer unhealthy offerings than high schools. Schools requiring foodservice managers to have a college education reported more healthy preparation, whereas those requiring completion of a foodservice training program reported fewer unhealthy offerings and more healthy preparation than schools without these requirements. Conclusions and Implications: Results suggest the school nutrition environment may be improved by requiring foodservice managers to hold a nutrition-related college degree and/or successfully pass a food- service training program, and by participating in a school-based nutrition program, such as USDA Team Nutrition.
ACCESSION #
79970476

 

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