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Final report : food@school resource pilot

Robertson, Narelle and Swinburn, Boyd 2009, Final report : food@school resource pilot, Department of Human Services (Victoria), Melbourne, Vic..

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Title Final report : food@school resource pilot
Author(s) Robertson, Narelle
Swinburn, Boyd
Publication date 2009
Total pages 91 p.
Publisher Department of Human Services (Victoria)
Place of Publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary It’s Your Move! was a 3-year community-based obesity prevention project conducted in secondary schools across the Barwon-South West Region in Victoria. The project ran from 2005-2008, with five intervention schools from the East Geelong/ Bellarine Peninsula area as well as seven comparison schools.

Children and adolescents spend a substantial amount of time in school; consequently schools have been identified as a key setting for influencing their nutrition behaviour [1]. In the face of increasing obesity levels among children and adolescents, it is essential that the school environment is conducive to encouraging healthy eating.

The Food@School Resource was developed in response to baseline results from the It’s your Move! project in order to facilitate the implementation of intervention strategies around creating whole-of-school healthy eating environments. Using the Health Promoting Schools Framework, teachers and students were involved in the development and implementation of a number of initiatives and environmental changes to their school around healthy eating. This process of engagement and collaboration ensured that the interventions complemented their existing structures and support e.g. curriculum, canteen and culture. The Food@School Resource is a document to help secondary schools through the process of developing a healthy eating policy.

In order to ensure that the resource was valid beyond the confines of the It’s Your Move! schools, the Department of Human Services funded a six-month pilot project. The Food@School Resource was pilot tested in six diverse secondary schools across both rural and metropolitan Victoria as well as being expertly reviewed by Home Economics Victoria.
Notes October 2009

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Language eng
Field of Research 111708 Health and Community Services
Socio Economic Objective 920205 Health Education and Promotion
HERDC Research category A5.1 Minor research monograph
Copyright notice ©2009, Department of Human Services (Victoria)
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