The power of policy: A case study of healthy eating among children

Diana L Cassady, Rainbow Vogt, Debbie Oto-Kent, Ramona Mosley, Richard Lincoln

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Abstract

We used a case study approach to examine the nutritional effect of a policy to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in the Students Today Achieving Results for Tomorrow afterschool program. The snack menu was changed in 44 after-school programs serving 8000 low-income and ethnically diverse elementary-school students. A comparison of previous and current snack menus identified a significant increase in fruit servings (83%) and no change in vegetable servings. We discuss the unintended consequences resulting from the menu changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1570-1571
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume96
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

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The power of policy : A case study of healthy eating among children. / Cassady, Diana L; Vogt, Rainbow; Oto-Kent, Debbie; Mosley, Ramona; Lincoln, Richard.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 96, No. 9, 09.2006, p. 1570-1571.

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Cassady, Diana L ; Vogt, Rainbow ; Oto-Kent, Debbie ; Mosley, Ramona ; Lincoln, Richard. / The power of policy : A case study of healthy eating among children. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2006 ; Vol. 96, No. 9. pp. 1570-1571.
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