Navigation Links
Clash of Difference of perceptions in food policy among Principals’ and Director

A research conducted to study food service policy acceptance in schools it has been found that there is a difference between principals' and foodservice directors' perceptions. //

They have different ideas of 'competitive food' policies. These highlight the need for communication among key stakeholders addressing new wellness policy development mandated by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

'Competitive foods are those sold on K through 12 school campuses that compete with school meals. Currently, school meals must meet nutrient standards and the Dietary Guidelines but competitive foods are only minimally regulated and are often low in nutritional value.' Were the views of Elaine McDonnell, project coordinator leading the study by the Penn state university.

Nutrition guidelines are needed for foods and beverages sold in school cafeterias to be developed by local communities.

'Wellness policy development has been mandated to parents, students, school food authorities, school boards, school administrators and the public. It offers a wonderful opportunity and impetus for local communities and schools to become pro-active in combating childhood obesity.' Further added by McDonnell.

The research paper is titled, 'School Competitive Food Policies: Perceptions of Pennsylvania Public High School Foodservice Directors and Principals,' and will find pride of a place in the current (February) issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

The research has been done by McDonnell, Dr. Claudia Probart, associate professor of nutritional sciences, J. Elaine Weirich, project coordinator, Dr. Terryl Hartman, associate professor of nutritional sciences and Lisa Bailey-Davis, director of operations, Pennsylvania Advocates for Nutrition and Activity, Penn State Harrisburg.

The researchers received an 84 percent response out of 271 surveys sent. One hundred principals at the sam e schools were also asked to complete a survey and 79 percent of them did. The researchers found that more principals than school foodservice directors reported the existence of enforced policies. Almost 40 percent of principals reported this as policy that is enforced, compared with only 15 percent of school foodservice directors. Similar to previous research, the Penn State researchers found that, in general, there are few school nutrition policies related to competitive foods.

Therefore it is high time that a focussed and unanimous policy is adopted and all people participate in this endeavour. Both factions Principals and Directors should cooperate and make nutritional guidelines.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Guru’s Supporters Clash With CPI-M Me
2. Insulin Resistance Linked To Difference In Gender
3. A Little Weight Loss Found To Make A Significant Difference In Men
4. Human Diseases May Have Clue In Human-Chimp Genome Difference
5. Differences in brain pattern among liars and cheats in comparison to honest people
6. Silicone Implants Make No Significant Difference To Breast Cancer Survivors
7. Gender Difference In Reaction To Cancer
8. Gender Difference In Pain Experience Explained By Brain Diversity
9. World Bank Could Have Made A World of Difference to Fight Malaria, Yet It Failed!
10. Study Shows No Difference between Policosanol and Placebo
11. Difference of Opinion about HIV among Patients and Their Physicians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the ... facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated ... Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, ... and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints ... for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Del. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... and advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of ... National Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the 2017 Morris ... of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium is taking ... in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to an individual ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts ... Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology ... of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ® , a ... promise of precision medicine, today announced that St. Jude ... Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 th member. ... Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help develop standards of ... tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more precise and effective. ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... Texas , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today ... news and information. The Newsroom is the ... and industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows ... having access to a wealth of resources at their ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, ... 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and named ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee , ... 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care ... "In an interoperable ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: