Veugelers, P.J.; Fitzgerald, A.L. (2005). Effectiveness of School Programs in Preventing
Childhood Obesity: A Multilevel Comparison pg. 432-435. Retrieved from: doi:10.2105/AJPH.204.045898.
In America we have an alarming increase in childhood obesity. They have conducted a surveyed on 5200 students on 5th graders along with parents and school officials. They have measured their height, weight, dietary intake, and information on physical and sedentary activities. The results to this survey that from other schools who participated in coordinated programs, school based healthy eating programs exhibited lower rates of overweight and obesity, had healthier diets and more physical activities than students from others schools without nutrition’s programs and physical activities.
Krupp R. (2011). Culinary Clamor in the Classroom. LILIPOH, pg. 22, 26. Retrieved from: doi: 27063480.pdf
This is a great content which covers early childhood dietary habits. Students find out
in early on, by way of experience, that balanced diet is tasty and that good nourishment will make you feel good and have a healthy life and after that when they reach their teen years they will likely be making better food choices and be able to train by example to their kids what they have learned.
Snelling A. Korba C, Burke A. (2011). The National School Lunch and Competitive Food Offerings and Purchasing Behaviors of High School Students. Journal of
School Health, 77 (10), 701-705. Retrieved from: doi: 27727751.pdf
In the 4 week interval, everyday food items that were purchased and collected had the ratios of yellow, green, and red foods were available and purchased foods were evaluated. The results indicate the health plan was to encourage the wide variety of food items. Schools must look into a nutrition plan which manages the sale of competitive food items.