3031.0 Impact of Policy Approaches to Competitive Foods and Beverages in Schools

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
Changes to the school environment are continually being made in response to the childhood overweight epidemic. Though most are in agreement that these changes have been long overdue, little is within the published literature about the impact of these changes on eating behavior. The speakers within this session will describe the various legislation that has been put in place around sugar sweetened beverages, and foods of minimal nutritional value. They will describe the impact of these interventions as well as identify variables that are thought to contribute to the success of these policies.
Session Objectives: 1)Evaluate the impact of sugar sweetened beverage policies and foods of minimal nutritional value policies on consumption patterns 2) Identify factors that are correlated with the ability for schools to comply with the policies 3)Describe a strategy (needs assessment) that could be used to promote implementation of the policies for changing the school food environment
Deirdra Chester, PhD, RD, LD/N

8:30 AM
Impact of Maine's state-wide nutrition policy on the sale of
Janet Whatley Blum, ScD, Christina Beaudoin, PhD, Liam O'Brien, PhD, Michele Polacsek, PhD, MHS, David E. Harris, PhD and Karen O'Rourke, MPH
9:10 AM
Impact of competitive food standards on school food environments: The HEAC school experience 2005 to 2008
Lisa Craypo, MPH, RD, Sarah Samuels, DrPH, Sarah E. Clark, Krista Stiffler, MPH and Jason Barry, MA
9:50 AM
Predictors of adherence to food and beverage standards in California high schools
Pat Crawford, RD, DrPH, Gail Woodward-Lopez, MPH, RD, Janice Kao, MPH, Sally Lawrence Bullock, MPH, Lisa Craypo, MPH, RD, Peggy Agron, MA, RD and Sarah Samuels, DrPH

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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