What do lunchtime staff think about children's eating habits following a healthy eating intervention?

Felicity South, Charlotte Taylor, Helena Darby, Penney Upton, Dominic Upton

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Abstract

School lunchtime is an area of nutritional concern and evidence suggests that children do not make healthy choices at lunchtime and that school meals do not meet nutritional requirements (Epstein et al. 2001; Gould et al. 2006; Wood and Harper, 2008). This has important implications for a child's health since for some children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, the school lunch maybe the only substantial meal consumed over the whole day (Colquhoun et al. 2008). Therefore understanding what influences children's consumption in the school meal setting is essential in modifying children's eating habits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-112
Number of pages5
JournalEducation and Health
Volume30
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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