Over a period of 12 months, the team visited 15 primary schools across the West Midlands and measured food intake at school and home: before the programme started, at three months and one year post intervention using a combination of weighed intake, visual estimation and photographic food diaries. Children’s food intake was recorded at break-time and during school lunchtime. Children’s knowledge and attitudes towards healthy eating, family eating habits and the experiences of school staff were also assessed using questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. This enabled the team to explore possible reasons for any changes in child behaviour and also identify reasons for children not changing their behaviours or not maintaining changes in the long term.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Education and Health|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
South, F., Taylor, C., Darby, H., Upton, P., & UPTON, D. (2012). What do lunchtime staff think about children's eating habits following a healthy eating intervention? Education and Health, 30(4), 108-112.