The Influence of School Food Policies on Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Body Weight
This US-based evidence summary examines the impact of school food policies and interventions on students’ fruit and vegetable intake and students’ body mass index (BMI) or body weight outcomes. It includes key findings from four review articles. The evidence summary describes limitations and considerations for future research in this area, and concludes certain policies and/or interventions have demonstrated promising impacts on students’ dietary intake of fruits and vegetables and BMI or weight outcomes.
February 1, 2015
Children's Service/Child Care, Community-at-large, School
Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64)
Food Environment, Healthy Weight | Obesity
Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, National, International
body mass index, childcare, childhood obesity, children, chronic disease prevention, food environment, healthy eating, nutrition guidelines, policy, recreation, school, sodium, sugar, vegetables and fruit, weight