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Essential nutrition and food systems components for school curricula: views from experts in Iran

Sadegholvad, Sanaz, Yeatman, Heather, Omidvar, Nasrin, Parrish, Anne-Maree and Worsley, Anthony 2017, Essential nutrition and food systems components for school curricula: views from experts in Iran, Iranian journal of public health, vol. 46, no. 7, pp. 938-947.

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Title Essential nutrition and food systems components for school curricula: views from experts in Iran
Author(s) Sadegholvad, Sanaz
Yeatman, Heather
Omidvar, Nasrin
Parrish, Anne-Maree
Worsley, AnthonyORCID iD for Worsley, Anthony orcid.org/0000-0002-4635-6059
Journal name Iranian journal of public health
Volume number 46
Issue number 7
Start page 938
End page 947
Total pages 10
Publisher Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Place of publication Tehran, Iran
Publication date 2017-07
ISSN 2251-6085
Keyword(s) Education
Food systems
Iran
Knowledge
Nutrition
School
Summary Background: This study aimed to investigate food experts’ views on important nutrition and food systems knowledge issues for education purposes at schools in Iran.

Methods: In 2012, semi-structured, face-to-face or telephone interviews were conducted with twenty-eight acknowledged Iranian experts in food and nutrition fields. Participants were selected from four major provinces in Iran (Tehran, Isfahan, Fars and Gilan). Open-ended interview questions were used to identify nutrition and food systems knowledge issues, which experts considered as important to be included in school education programs. Qualitative interviews were analyzed thematically using NVivo.

Results: A framework of knowledge that would assist Iranian students and school-leavers to make informed decisions in food-related areas was developed, comprising five major clusters and several sub-clusters. Major knowledge clusters included nutrition basics; food production; every day food-related practices; prevalent nutritional health problems in Iran and improvement of students’ ethical attitudes in the food domain.

Conclusion: These findings provide a guide to curriculum developers and policy makers to assess current education curricula in order to optimize students’ knowledge of nutrition and food systems.
Language eng
Field of Research 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30100136

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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