3031.0 The School Food Environment: A Closer Look at Competitive Foods and Beverages

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM
Reducing availability of unhealthy foods during the school day is one strategy for improving nutrient intake in childhood and promoting healthful eating behaviors. The first three presentations will highlight national and local initiatives tracking state and local policies on competitive foods and their implementation in school settings. The fourth presentation compares adolescent sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) purchasing and consumption in states removing just soda from schools versus removing all SSBs. The last presentation discusses how the removal of chocolate milk from one school district affected overall milk consumption in Kindergarten-8th grade schools.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe interventions that are being used to improve school food and beverage environments. 2. List methods and measures for assessing adherence to national, state, and local school competitive school food standards. 3. Examine the effect on milk consumption of the removal of flavored milk from a school lunch program.

8:48 AM
Statewide Health Improvement Program in Olmsted County, Minnesota: The School Food and Beverage Environment
Rajni Banthia, PhD, Mariah Lafleur, MPH, Lisa Craypo, MPH, RD, Maria Boyle, MS, RD, JoAnne Judge-Dietz, PHN, MA and Sarah Samuels, DrPH
9:06 AM
FoodBEAMS: Measuring and improving the school competitive food environment
Sally Bullock, MPH, Lisa Craypo, MPH, RD and Sarah Samuels, DrPH
9:24 AM
Do students compensate for school beverage laws? Evidence that removing soda from schools is not enough
Daniel R. Taber, PhD, MPH, Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD, MHS and Frank J. Chaloupka, PhD
9:42 AM
Milk consumption in schools offering plain milk only versus schools offering plain and flavored milk
Margaret Read, MA, Kathryn E. Henderson, PhD and Marlene B. Schwartz, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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