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A student and parent perspective of healthy eating policies in Prince Edward Island [electronic resource].

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Subject: Prince Edward Island School Nutrition and Activity Project (SNAP) > Evaluation.
School children > Food > Prince Edward Island.
Nutrition policy > Prince Edward Island.
Obesity in children > Prince Edward Island > Prevention.

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  • ISBN: 9780494637524
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Ottawa : Library and Archives Canada = Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, [2011]

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Dissertation Note: Thesis (M.A.H.S.R.)--University of New Brunswick, 2008.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary: Rates of youth overweight and obesity have increased over the past 25 years. School healthy eating policies have been identified as a way to address this problem. Although a number of provinces in Canada have implemented school healthy eating policies, few of these policies have been evaluated. Policy evaluation is an important step in the policy process and when evaluating healthy eating policies, it is important to consider the perceptions of key stakeholder groups. This research asked, 'what are the barriers and facilitating factors to school healthy eating policy implementation from the perspective of students and parents?' Through focus group interviews with 41 students and standardized, open-ended interviews with 12 parents in Prince Edward Island, it was determined that barriers included lack of food options available, limited resources, inadequate communication, conflicting roles and responsibilities, and perceived student food preferences. Facilitating factors included parental support, rolemodeling, and nutrition education.
Original Version Note: Electronic reproduction of original: Fredericton, New Brunswick : University of New Brunswick, 2008.
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