What do lunchtime staff think about children's eating habits following a healthy eating intervention?

Felicity South, Charlotte Taylor, Helena Darby, Penney Upton, Dominic Upton

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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, atthree months and one year post intervention using a combination of weighed intake, visual estimation and photographic food diaries. Children’s food intake was recorded atbreak-time and during school lunchtime. Children’s knowledge and attitudes towards healthy eating, family eating habits and the experiences of school staff were alsoassessed using questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. This enabled the team to explore possible reasons for any changes in child behaviour and also identifyreasons for children not changing their behaviours or not maintaining changes in the long term.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-112
Number of pages5
JournalEducation and Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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