Healthy Eating in U.S. Schools
Distribution of Policies that Support Healthy Eating in U.S. Schools
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research, New Connections Round 2
The goal of this policy, secondary analysis study was to combine existing School Health Profiles survey data (2008) from secondary school principals and school level demographic data to evaluate equity/disparities in school-level nutrition policies/practices in a large number of schools across multiple states. The aims were to 1) determine the prevalence of school-level nutrition policies/practices in a large sample of schools across multiple states stratified by three school-level obesity risk factors: free and reduced price lunch enrollment, geographic location, and racial/ethnic minority enrollment and 2) identify associations between school-level nutrition policies/practices scales and schools’ free and reduced price lunch enrollment, geographic location, and racial/ethnic minority enrollment.
Publications and Presentations
- Evaluating the Distribution of Nutrition Policies in U.S. Secondary Schools, by Race/Ethnicity, Geography and Income. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Health Eating Research Symposium. Minneapolis, MN. June 10, 2010.
- "Disparities in the distribution of school obesity prevention policies" Poster presentation invitation, Healthy Eating Research annual conference Tucson, AZ. December 2, 2009.
- Nanney MS, Davey CS, Kubik MY. Rural disparities in the distribution of policies that support healthy eating in US secondary schools. JAND. 2013;113:1062-1068.