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The Correlation between Competitive Foods Availability, Students at Risk for Overweight and Overweight, and Strength of School Officials' Beliefs Favoring Improved School Nutrition Environment in Arkansas Public High Schools
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Master of Science (MS)
high school student nutrition in Arkansas, Arkansas nutrition surveys, Arkansas principal attitudes, school children food in Arkansas, snack foods, obesity
Obesity, particularly in people under the age of 18, has been on the rise for over 20 years and is associated with a number of serious health consequences. Most public high schools allow the sales of competitive foods (those foods which are not regulated or a part of the reimbursable meals programs) to students on school grounds. Arkansas is one state which mandates the annual collection of body mass index (BMI) data for all students. This study examined the relationship between the availability and quality of competitive foods and the BMI of students in Arkansas public high schools.
Library of Congress Subject HeadingsHigh school students -- Nutrition -- Arkansas
Nutrition surveys -- Arkansas
High school principals -- Arkansas -- Attitudes
School children -- Food -- Arkansas
Includes bibliographical references (page 54-63)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2009 Joseph Creager. All rights reserved
Creager, Joseph M., "The Correlation between Competitive Foods Availability, Students at Risk for Overweight and Overweight, and Strength of School Officials' Beliefs Favoring Improved School Nutrition Environment in Arkansas Public High Schools" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 931.