Navigation Links
To Improve School Nutrition, Involve Teachers and Parents
Date:6/27/2012

WEDNESDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- To improve school nutrition and get children to eat healthier, involve parents, teachers and school administrators, new research finds.

Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Southern California looked at 400 students at eight elementary and middle schools who took part in a three-year study that examined the use of a public-health approach to improve nutrition.

During the study, the researchers worked with teachers and administrators at certain schools to improve nutrition practices. For example, they replaced food and beverage classroom rewards with non-food prizes and implemented healthy catering at school events and classroom celebrations.

For fund-raising events, they served healthy foods and beverages, awarded non-food prizes and had games such as a "prize walk" instead of a "cake walk." The researchers noted that schools actually made more money through healthy events such as jog-a-thons than carnivals with popcorn and pizza.

There was a 30 percent decrease in the amount of unhealthy foods and beverages consumed by students at these schools during the study, compared to a 26 percent increase at other schools.

The amount of healthy lunches students brought from home and other outside sources also increased at the intervention schools.

"Schools are an ideal place for establishing lifelong healthy eating habits, but until now that's been easier said than done," study lead author Karen Coleman said in a Kaiser news release. She added that the study "helped us understand how communities and schools could work together to get kids to eat healthier at school and help address childhood obesity."

The study was published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

More information

Nemours has more about childhood nutrition.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Kaiser Permanente, news release, June 26, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Feinstein Institute to Receive Grant from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Improve Schizophrenia Treatment
2. Feinstein Institute to receive grant to improve schizophrenia treatment
3. Experimental drug improves muscle strength among male cancer patients
4. GMCSF treatment associated with improved cognition in cancer patients
5. Exercise program improved health of lung transplant patients and cut cardiovascular risk
6. New delivery method improves efficacy of 2 common Parkinsons disease medications
7. Weight-Loss Surgery May Improve Diabetes-Related Kidney Damage
8. Sleep improves functioning in Parkinsons patients, but reasons remain elusive
9. Inhibiting Hedgehog signaling pathway may improve pancreatic cancer treatment
10. Control gene for conveyor belt cells could help improve oral vaccines, treat intestinal disease
11. Nanoparticles engineered at Notre Dame promise to improve blood cancer treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2017)... VA – , ... ... coming. It’s the perfect opportunity for the nation to come ... a college basketball bracket – with its favorite fruit – ... is encouraging apple lovers to join the “Apple Madness” bracket ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Top cosmetic and periodontal ... program today with a new Indiegogo campaign . Individuals are now able ... in the Los Angeles area, either as a participating patient or through an Indiegogo ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... HealthPostures, the desk for standing ... sit stand solutions representative to the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show which is being ... that is garnering national attention is the Minneapolis Convention Center. , From its ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... FALLS CHURCH, Va. (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... , worries, or problems. He has also continued to spiritually evolve, which is the ... his published book “ Our Spiritual Truths ” (published by Balboa Press) attempts to ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Our high-octane society ... even the sharpest brain. , Power On, a mental performance enhancer from Modus ... the brain. Each capsule contains Cognizin® Citicoline, a branded form of the brain ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... LEXINGTON, Mass. , February 23, 2017 ... Organizations   ... Campaign Honoring Rare Disease Day Open to All at http://www.shire.com/RareCount ... ) today announced the launch of ,Rare Count, in honor of ... rare diseases, which equates to nearly one in 20 global citizens. ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... , Feb. 22, 2017 IRIDEX Corporation ... will release financial results for the fourth quarter and ... 8, 2017.  The Company,s management team will host a ... 5:00 p.m. ET. Investors interested in listening ... (844) 707-0665 for domestic callers or (703) 326-3030 for ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... 2017 Summary Provides understanding and ... entered into by the worlds leading healthcare companies. ... The Global Spinal Cord Partnering Terms and Agreements since ... and agreements entered into by the world,s leading healthcare ... - Top deals by value - Deals listed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: